Timberwolves advance, Vipers eliminated

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And then there was one.

Cedar Park is the only remaining LISD football team in the after a 42-20 win over Bryan Friday night at Crusader Stadium at Mary Hardin-Baylor. Vandegrift traveled to San Marcos and saw its season end with a 17-0 loss to Cibolo Steele.

“We played well on defense,” Cedar Park head coach Carl Abseck said. “They got a couple plays on us. They’ve scored points this season and to hold them to 20 was good. We played through some injuries and like we talk about it about next man up.”

Junior quarterback Mak Sexton was 8-for-18 passing for 124 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Carson Neel caught three passes for 64 yards and a score and Omar Alzer carried the ball 11 times for 53 yards and one touchdown.

But for the second straight week, Tyler Lavine was the workhorse of the offense. The senior carried the ball 44 times for 241 yards and four touchdowns, all season highs. He scored three times on 165 yards in the Timberwolves’ 49-14 win against Willis in the first roundest Friday.

“You do what you have to do to try and win football games,” Abseck said. “You put the ball in his hands and he makes things happen. But he doesn’t do it by himself, there is a multitude of guys out there filling their roles and allowing him to have those opportunities.”

Cedar Park turned the ball over on down twice in the first quarter and neither team found the end zone. The Timberwolves found their stride in the second quarter when Alzer scored on the first play and Levine added two scores before the half to go into the break with a 21-7 lead.

Levin scored again on the first drive of the second half, but the Vikings needed just one play to strike back, scoring on a 63-yard pass to cut the lead to 28-14. Sexton found Neel for a touchdown with just over a minute left to extend the lead to three scores.

The Vikings scored with more than 10 minutes left in the game, but Levin scored for the fourth time midway through the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

“It’s always a feeling out process when you step out there,” Abseck said. “We had one of those that was a first down that was called back in the first quarter. We did a good job and I’m proud of my kids.”

Cedar Park will face undefeated Manvel, which beat New Camey 69-21, Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kyle Field in College Station.

Vandegrift fell 17-0 to Cibolo Steele at Rattler Stadium in San Marcos on Friday night.

The Knights kicked a field goal in the first half and led 3-0 at the break. Steele scored on a 2-yard pass in the third quarter and sealed the Vipers’ fate with a two-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Alex Fernandes had 60 passing yards and 10 rushing yards.

The Vipers finished the season in the playoffs for the fourth straight year and the fifth time in seven years since the first season in 2010.

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