The Victoria Texans finished the pre-season with a perfect 3-0 record. The Texans started their trek with a 13-12 victory over the AC Cowboys in a muddy, CASA Bowl IV. The Texans went on to Clute, Texas to play the Wharton County Panthers in a game of old rivals from their early days in the CRAFL.
Last but not least, the Houston Titans were hoping to upset the Texans and send the local boys back home with a glum face. Instead, the Texans relinqueshed the lead early but then took the lead and never looked back, winning 24-14. The Texans came home with the victory and a smile on their faces as they prepare for the season home opener against the Austin Xtreme.
The Xtreme are 2014 TUFA Champions and this game has been billed already a "Clash of the Champions" as the Texans won their championship in 2013. The Texans were one game away from facing off against the Xtreme but dropped a heartbreaker to the eventual TUFA runners-up, the 3rd Coast Hard Hittaz.
Tickets can be purchased at Buddy's Home Furnishing in Victoria, Texas or various players and coaches have tickets on hand. For further information, contact Co-owner/Co-GM Rudy Guzman, Co-owner/Director of Player Personnel James "FA" Washington, or Co-GM Patrick Hollenbach. They can be reached at:
Rudy Guzman 361-652-8628
James "FA" Washington 361-524-0252
Patrick Hollenbach 361-401-0206
Your Victoria Texans have been picked as the #12 team in the nation, according to Semi Pro Elite. Below are the rankings for the South Division Winter/Spring:
New Semi Pro Elite Top 25 South (Winter/Spring)
1) Weatherford Bullets
2) Oklahoma City Bountyhunters
3) Miami Magic City Bulls
4) DallasBulldogs ProAthletics
5) Atx XtremeFootball
6) Orlando Phantoms
7) Georgia Canes
8) Prichard Falcons
9) Texas Colts Football
10) River City Commandos
11) West Texas Scorpions Football
12) Victoria Texans
13) North Texas Longhorns
14) Bradenton Gladiators
15) Tennessee Crush Football
16) Daytona Beach Wildcats Amateur Adult Minor League Football
17) Tri-County Ruffryders
18) GNO Jaguars Football Page
19) SouthTexas Bonecrushers
20) 3rd Coast Hard Hittaz
21) Florida Stingrays Football
22) Austin Vipers
23) Louisiana Blazin-Bulldogs
24) Texas Punishers
25) Rockdale Rams
The Texans will be taking on the Houston Titans in a preseason matchup on January 24th at 3:30 PM in Danbury, Texas. For more information, contact Rudy Guzman.
The Victoria Texans will be teaming up with the Wharton County Panthers on January 24th with a double header day of football. The Texans will take on the Houston Los Lobos, which the night cap will be between the Panthers and Houston Flyers. As more information becomes available, check back to the website and/or our Facebook page.
Seven Texans have been named to the Lonestar Minor League News All State 'AAA' team. Players that made the 1st team offense and defense for the Texans include:
WR- Doug Ford
OL- Reuben Dennis
LB- Terrance Flagg
DB- Brandon Brinkley
QB- Cordero Williams
DL- Jaudis Eaton
LB- Frank Kessner
In a defensive scoring onslaught, the Victoria Texans won their second pre-season game of the season as they defeated the Wharton County Panthers, 22-6.
The defense, led by Jaudis Eaton, had over 15 sacks of Panther quarterback Trey Jones. Doug Ford got the Victoria Texans on the scoreboard first as he took a pick six 90 yards down the left sideline. Keith Hradek added the point-after-try to make it 7-0. After the next defensive stop, the Panthers punted the ball and Doug Ford, looking like a pinball, moved left and right, all the way to the endzone for an exciting 70-yard touchdown return. Hradek added the PAT as the Texans led at halftime, 14-0.
In a slow 3rd quarter, the only score was another defensive score. This time the Texan defense mauled the Panther QB for two points for a safety. At that point, the Texans went into the last stanza with a 16-0 lead. Paris Brown took a run down the left side of the sideline from 45-yards out to finish the Texan scoring. The PAT wasn't good but either way, Texas 22-0. The only score that the Panthers could muster was a run-of-luck play as center Tallen Perry let a rare exchange between himself and Doug Ford get away from him. The Panthers picked it up and ran it in from 18-yards out.
The Texans take back to the road in January as they play the Texas Colts in a "home" game on January 10th in Galveston, Texas at 8 PM.