football week 3The Dripping Springs varsity football team (2-1) beat the division 6A Bastrop Bears (2-1) 38-14 at Tiger Stadium on Friday, September 11. 

Tiger Defense did not allow the bears to score in the second half of the game, which really helped lead them to their second victory of the season.

Dripping Springs Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Galen Zimmerman feels Friday’s game was the best the team had played all season.

“I think they were awesome,” Zimmerman said. “We executed well, had some big plays and really finished some drives which was good to see.”

Zimmerman feels both sides of the team performed well.

“Defense just keeps getting better and offensively we executed better in the red zones,” he said.

The team was able to persist through challenges set by the opposing team and responded well to Bastrop`s major plays.

“How we handle adversity and how we come back from it is a big part of a winning team’s success,” Zimmerman said. “The success that you see is based off of how you handle those sort of things.”

Multiple players stood out on the field on Friday night.

“Ethan Fernea had a big game,” Zimmerman said. “He plays both sides of the ball and his play right before halftime was huge.”

“Nick Bever made a big special teams play when he scored a touchdown on offense.”

Zimmerman shared that both quarterbacks played well and a handful of players on defense really set a high standard as well.

“I felt like Mikeska and Dance both had good games,” he said.

The whole team was able to contribute to winning the game.

“It was good to see Kyle Houssain play well,” Zimmerman said. “And even some of those guys that are back up got minutes, like Britton Howeth who made an interception.

“It was a good team win.”

The players are in full swing preparation mode for their game this upcoming Friday against Cedar Park; the number one ranked team in the state.

“I think they are excited,” Zimmerman said. “It is a great opportunity to see how we play against the best team in the state.”

The Dripping Springs Tigers shut out the Cedar Park Timberwolves 23-0 last season and they are ready to surprise everyone again this year.

“We feel like we are better this year and so we are excited to find out exactly where we are,” Zimmerman said.

Coach Zimmerman thinks very highly of his coaching staff and players.

“The coaching staff has really done a great job,” he said. “The boys play with a lot of passion and they play well together so it’s nice to see our team chemistry.”

The coaches and team encourage everyone to go out and support the Tigers this week as they take on the Timberwolves at their district opener Friday, September 18th.

“It is really fun to watch our guys play,” Zimmerman said.

Written by Graysen Gibraith
Sports Editor