Tivy had a defensive stand at the end of the game and beat San Antonio Madison 39-34
SAN ANTONIO - Defensive coordinator Sean McAuliffe left in the first quarter as his wife delivered a baby, Johnny Manziel set a school record for passing yards and the Tivy defense had a goal line stand as the Antlers knocked off the top-ranked San Antonio area team, Madison, 39-34, at Comalander Stadium on Friday.
Manziel posted video game-like statistics as he completed 41 passes on a school record 75 attempts for 503 yards with no interceptions. The senior quarterback rushed for 78 yards and continually made life miserable for a strung out Madison defense.
"I don't even know what to say," Manziel said. "Battle. It's kind of what the papers made it out to be. I don't even know what the final score was."
In a game that featured two of the most talked about high school football players in the state - Manziel and Madison senior running back Aaron Green - the Tivy defense may have stolen the show with a last-minute goal-line stand. After a pass interference call on Tivy put the ball on its own 5-yard line, Madison was ready to take the lead and win. But an illegal procedure penalty pushed the Mavericks back to the 10-yard line.