Wagner High School (13-1) will face off against Shadow Creek High School (14-0) from Pearland, Texas in a Class 5a Division I State Semi-final showdown at NRG Stadium in Houston this Saturday at 6pm.
Wagner is the only remaining school representing San Antonio as both Judson and Brandeis High Schools lost to Texas powerhouses and NFL breeding grounds Austin Westlake and Austin Lake Travis.
In the Quarterfinals, Wagner defeated Mission Memorial in a blowout victory 54-21 at the Alamodome. Led by senior quarterback Tobias Weaver, the Thunderbirds ran their way to victory. Wagner has over 300 yards in total rushing with 8 rushing touchdowns. The Thunderbirds defense was just as impressive with 9 sacks, 2 interceptions and 46 total tackles.
In the other Quarterfinals, Shadow Creek defeated in a close matchup against Richmond Foster 25-21 at the University of Houston. The Shadow Creek Sharks are led by their senior quarterback Jamarian George. George finished 11-19 with 165 yards passing and finished with 73 yards rushing, 3 rushing touchdowns on 17 carries. Senior running back Marquez Huland also had a big game, rushing for 121 yards on 26 carries with a touchdown as well.
This high powered rushing offense by Shadow Creek might just face their match against a defense like Wagner’s. Wagner has just one more game to continue their historic run. Wagner lost to Stevens High school the last time they were in a quarterfinal 8 years ago. If they beat Shadow Creek Saturday, they will make their first football State Final game in school history.