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+ HCISD teachers visit Dominican Republic to teach art. - Page 3B @hfprebelsports @hfptobosports August 31,2016 PHOTO BY LINCOLN RAMIREZ Hays High junior Hector Fuentes (left) and senior Jason Fowler (15) team up to bring down Georgetown East View Patriot junior Donald Walton, Jr. (4) during a play in the first quarter of Friday's game at the Georgetown ISD Athletic Complex. BY MOSES LEOS III news@haysfreepress.com For the first 11 plays Friday, things seemed as if they were starting to fall into place for the Lehman Lobos. Lehman's defense forced a three-and-out, resulting in a punt in the game's first series. On offense, passes were crisp and precise, while run plays were executed to near perfection. Most of all, the Lobos held momentum. But a series of unfortu- nate events, including an injury suffered by quar- terback Jacob Zamora, foreshadowed Lehman's game-long struggles as it fell to the Westwood Warriors 42-14 at Shelton Stadium. As the extent of Zamora's injury is not yet known, head coach Todd Raymond and his team push on as it continues to improve on the field. "When we're locked in and we're clicking, we're good," Raymond said. "We have to build on it." Lehman's early suc- cesses on offense were spurred by Zamora, who guided the Lobos into Westwood territory on their first offensive drive of the game in the first quarter. Issues with ball secu- rity, which was a persis- tent issue for Lehman, however, reared its head. A fumble follow- ing a lengthy pass play ended the Lobo drive and PHOTO BY CHAPARRAL PHOTO Members of the Lehman High Star Strutters cheer on Lobo senior Adrian Martinez as he walks into the end zone during a play that had been blown dead by officials during Friday's season opening game against the Westwood Warriors at Shelton Stadium. Lehman suffered a series of unfortunate events including an injury to quarterback Jacob Zamora. zapped momentum, on task and attempting Lehman's luck contin- to recover was the team's ued to turn south on the goal. ensuing drive, as Zamora "We had to pick each suffered a shoulder injury other up and get ready," and didn't return. Mendoza said. "Just Lobo senior running because Jacob is out, it back Bryan Mendoza said doesn't mean anything. it took the team "a while" We have to keep push- to refocus after Zamora's ing." departure. Getting back The Lobos turned to senior quarterback Dominick Martinez, along with wide receiver Tyler Henderson, to fill the void. Raymond said the mo- ment was a challenge for Martinez, who attended Westwood two years ago. Despite some miscom- munication errors, Ray- mond applauded Marti- nez's effort in attempting to continue to generate momentum. Raymond also lauded Henderson's play, as he showed "what he's capable of." Henderson LEHMAN FOOTBALL, 2B DISTRICT 25-6A STANDINGS Standings gathered via Max Preps Vista Ridge - 1-0 Hays - 1-0 Westlake - 1-0 Vandegrift - 0-1 Lake Travis - 0-1 Lehman - 0-1 Leander-0-1 DISTRICT 25-6 SCHEDULE .... Vista Ridge at Dripping Springs Hays vs. Georgetown Westlake vs. Liberty (Henderson, NV) Vandegrift at Cedar Park Lake Travis at Cibolo Steele Lehman at McCallum - Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at House Park Leander at Pflugerville A week after a litany of big time matchups, several district 25-6A teams will spend week two attempting to recover. Some teams, however, will receive a second helping when it comes to games against top-tier op- position. Lake Travis, which dropped its season opener to Converse Judson, will stay in the San Antonio area when it plays Cibolo Steele. Vandegrift, which fell in heartbreaking fashion to Odessa Permian, travels to play 2015 Class 5A Division I champion Cedar Park. Teams that notched a tally in the win column won't receive a reprieve either. Westlake, which stunned Katy last week but lost quarterback Sam Ehlinger in the pro- cess, hosts an out-of-state team in a televised contest. Vista Ridge travels to play an up-and-coming Dripping Springs team that seems to be on a roll. That brings us to Hays, which takes on a Georgetown team that put up a host of points on Fort Worth Brewer in Waco last week. Meanwhile, Lehman will look to get back on the winning side when it plays McCallum Thursday at House Park. McCallum will enter the game with an additional day of rest after defeating Anderson in the Taco Shack Bowl. DISTRICT 25-6A STANDINGS *standings gathered via Max Preps Vandegrift- 18-3 Westlake - 17-9 Lake Travis - 15-8 Hays - 10-9 Vista Ridge 14-16 Lehman - 2-3 Leander-7-13 DISTRICT 25-6A SCHEDULE (SEPT. 2 AND SEPT. 6) Vandegrift at Cedar Ridge, vs. Bowie Westlake vs. Westwood, at Vista Ridge (Sept. 9) Vista Ridge at Round Rock, vs. Westlake (Sept. 9) Lake Travis at Bowie, vs. Westwood Hays at Rebel Bash (Sept. 1 and 3), vs. Fredericksburg (Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m.), vs. Steele (Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m.) Cibolo Lehman vs. Pflugerville (Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m.), vs. Leander (Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.) Leander at McNeil, vs. Stony Point 3 great locations near you: Austin Dripping Springs Kyle Manchaca Rd. 3990 Highway 290 21681 IH-35 292-1 8 -38 Check the status of your vehicle www.ammcollision.com