The Victoria Texans came into the game against the Texas Red Raiders with more than football on their mind. It was learned earlier in the week that running back Billy Martin had suffered a concussion during the first game of the season. With that concussion, it forced Martin into retirement, at his doctors advice. Martin was in his first full season with the team. Team owner Rudy Guzman stated, "We are saddened by the news that Billy won't be able to play. We do wish him and his family the best."
With the news of Martin, then it came to game time. As the Texans approached the field. Questions of the conditions were brought up as the field looked like it had been gone over with a tractor prior to the game. Despite the field conditions, the team decided to play on.
As the game started, fans noticed that Showtime Williams and Parris Brown were missing from the lineup. Williams had been injured in the second quarter of the Xtreme game and wasn't able to play. Brown wasn't able to make it, so that left the Texans looking for a running back. Jermany "Bobo" Williams filled the role as best as he could but either way, the offense struggled throughout the game. Fighting field conditions and the loss of key personnel, the Texans fought hard all game long.
Defensively, the footing was hard to manage but they still managed to get the boys in black and red on the scoreboard. Kahmell Broughton, a rookie defensive end, tipped an attempted pass in the air then caught the ball, then scrambled down the field for the score. A play reminiscent of Houston Texans' JJ Watt, Broughton got the 6-points.
The Texans dropped their second game of the season to the Red Raiders, 13-6. The Texans play in Houston, against the Houston Ducks.
The Victoria Texans and the Austin Xtreme battled it out in what was being called, “The Battle of Champions” as the two former league winners battled it out. The Texans and Xtreme went into the contest both ranked in the top 10 of the Semi Pro Elite rankings. The Texans were at no. 4, while Austin was at no. 6.
Sean Clay put the Texans on the board first with a 55 yard blocked punt. The extra point was good, so with 6:26 left in the first quarter, Victoria was on top, 7-0. Cordero “Showtime” Williams tossed a 20 yard pass to Marcus Pointer. The extra point as no good and at going into the halfway mark, the Texans led 13-0.
With almost 5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, the Xtreme get their first points of the game with a touchdown pass. Mark Vecchietti caught a touchdown pass from Zach Bosier. Kelley Parker kicked the PAT. With 1:22 left in the 3rd, the Xtreme trimmed the Texan lead to one point.
Late in the 4th quarter, the Xtreme took the lead with a Skyhigh Bedford touchdown reception from Bosier’s 3rd touchdown of the night. The extra point was good, as they lead with 5:44 left. The Texans answered back with a touchdown after a drive-saving penalty kept Victoria going. The critical 2 point to tie the game up was no good. The last Texan series fell short as they fell to 0-1 to start the 2015 campaign. The Texans had three touchdowns called back in the game but either way, it was a hard fought football game none the less.
The Texans travel to Houston to play the Texas Red Raiders. Kick off will be 7 p.m. Fun Stadium, 6400 Bissonnet Drive in Houston Texas 77074.
The Texans moved up in the rankings to number 4 in the nation, according to Semi Pro Elite. And you can see the Semi Pro Elite Game of the Week by getting your tickets at Buddy Rents or get them from any Victoria Texan player or coach.
The Texans take on the 2014 TUFA Champion Austin Xtreme, in a "Clash of the Champions". Kickoff is at 7:30 PM from Patti Welder Stadium.
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.