Last year, Glenn handily defeated Weiss, a first-year varsity team, 36-6 on the way to a district title and a playoff berth while Weiss went 0-10 on the season.
But Glenn head coach Rob Schoenfeld knew their district foes were building something special. On Friday night, the Grizzlies found out just how much the Wolves have improved over the past year.
Glenn was blown out, 42-0, at The Pfield in Pflugerville in their second District 13-5A D II matchup of the season. The Grizzly defense allowed 354 yards and five Weiss touchdowns on the ground in the defeat. Glenn was shut out on offense for the first time in school history.
"When we walked off the field against these guys last year, we knew they were gonna be a year older and a year better the next time we saw them," Schoenfeld said. "They certainly have shown that they're a force to contend with now."
Weiss running back Devin Cross starred in the Weiss victory, which dropped Glenn to 2-3 on the season and 1-2 in district play. The junior back rushed for 125 yards and four touchdowns, including three in a dominant third quarter, to pace the commanding Wolves' rushing attack.
Rodrick Stubblefield led the way for the Glenn offense, rushing for 58 yards on eight carries. Quarterback Drew McGuire went 7-of-24 through the air with 50 yards of passing in the loss.
Glenn started the game on a high note. Defensive back Johnny Nguyen recovered a fumble by Weiss running back DeMarcus Martinez inside the Glenn 10-yard-line to thwart the Wolves' opening drive.
From that point on, Glenn struggled to establish anything substantial on either side of the football. The Grizzlies turned the ball over on downs in their first offensive possession, soon thereafter surrendering a 10-yard rushing touchdown to Weiss running back Jaden Askew.
Glenn's following two offensive possessions combined for -14 yards, and on the first play of the second quarter, Weiss made them pay. Quarterback Tavian Cord would fire a strike down the middle to wide receiver Calin Rogers for a 16-yard touchdown connection, followed by Devin Cross' nine-yard rushing touchdown.
"We just didn't have a good game tonight," Schoenfeld said. "A lot of that is a credit to them, but we just didn't play well enough tonight."
Glenn drove down the field towards the end of the first half but failed to put any points on the board before heading to the locker room. McGuire and the offense stayed on the field with fourth down at the Weiss 24-yard-line, but could not convert on a throw with under a minute left in the second quarter.
Receiving the second-half kickoff, Glenn marched down the field but came up short on a fourth-down pass from inside the Weiss 30. Not long after, Cross stormed into the endzone for his second touchdown of the night, a 23-yard run that preceded another Cross running score, a 13-yarder just two and a half minutes after.
With the third quarter winding down, Cross kept his feet moving on a tough 14-yard run to score his fourth and final touchdown of the evening. Each team sat their starters for the majority of the fourth quarter, with the game well out of reach.
"All the credit goes to Weiss, they were on fire early and they took it to us," Schoenfeld said. "We've got to get over this in a hurry and get back to work because every week in the district is a new challenge."
Glenn returns home to Bible Stadium in Leander for homecoming night against Cedar Creek on Oct. 11.
"The only two choices we've got is to quit or get our butts back to work," Schoenfeld said. "And I won't let these guys give up and feel sorry for themselves."
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