Round 3 Blue Jays

Needville High School football team pictured after beating Boerne in the area round 62-24 Friday night in Elgin.  

The Needville High School football team was the talk of the town last week after the Blue Jays beat Canyon Lake with senior running back Ashton Stredick rushing for over 500 yards in the victory.

In the Region IV-4A DI area round playoff game Friday night, the Blue Jays proved they have more than one weapon and a defense to match.

Needville limited Boerne to seven points in the second half while offense collected 733 yards in a 62-24 victory at Elgin’s Wildcat Stadium.

The Jays will play Lampasas next Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio in round three.

When the Greyhounds stopped Stredick early in the first half, junior Walker Warncke stepped up.

Warncke scored on a 70- and 43-yard runs in the first half and also caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from junior Trevor Baker.

Stredick got over 100 yards rushing in the first half with a 79-yard touchdown run with less than a minute lift in the second quarter.

Stredick would continue to gash the Greyhound defense in the second half with three more touchdowns.

The Princeton-commit finished the night with 419 rushing yards and fourth touchdowns on 34 carries.

Baker would add another touchdown pass in the second half, with one to senior Vincent Villarreal for a 22-yard pitch-and-catch in the fourth quarter.

Junior running back Collin Labay rounded out the scoring with a 28-yard touchdown run with just over three minutes left in the third quarter.

Warncke had 214 yards of total offense and three touchdowns including 185 yards rushing on 12 carries.

Baker was 4-for-9 for 70 yards and two touchdowns.

Needville reaches the 10-win plateau for the first time since 1989 with the victory.

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