If you love high school football, then you didn’t want to miss the second round playoff game Friday night at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. This was a very special game, one for the ages, as Kerrville Tivy’s quarterback Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M commit) went up against Lake Travis quarterback Michael Brewer (Texas Tech commit) in a rivalry that will continue for years in Big 12 football. Manziel’s remarkable high school career ended with him knelt on the turf staring at the Heroes Stadium scoreboard in tears. In a 48-42 victory for Lake Travis, nothing more could be said about what Manziel has done for the Kerrville Tivy program. The kid comes to play every day, night in and night out. As both these teams were ranked in the top five for 4A football, it was something special to watch. Manziel gained 483 total yards with five total touchdowns, but his astonishing plays were not enough to beat the Cavaliers, who are the three-time defending state champions. Manziel even entered the game on defense as many times as he could, but the Antlers just didn’t have enough to stop the Lake Travis’ offense. The teams combined for 739 yards in a crazy first half, including 50 points in the second quarter. On the other side, Michael Brewer was as efficient as could be. He threw for 245 yards and 2 TDs and rushed for 180 yards and two more scores. The Big 12 will have a lot to look forward to, as both these QBs could bring more excitement as they face off against each other in the near future.
Texas Tech’s future vs. Texas A&M’s future