Video Highlights Top 2018-2019 VYPE Austin/SA-Attended Games
The 2018-2019 athletic calendar has concluded, so VYPE Austin and VYPE San Antonio have had series dedicated to notable performers and moments over the past year. Check out the top 10 area UIL games that editor Thomas Bingham covered during the school year, as well as a notable TAPPS/SPC battle. All were entertaining, and we're looking forward to covering more sports action in 2019-2020.
No. 1: Late surge ends Cuero football's state title drought (December 21, 2018)
The Gobblers trailed 21-20 after three quarters of the UIL 4A Division II state title game, but leaned on Texas signee Jordan Whittington's record-breaking performance (377 yards and six touchdowns) and a 20-7 fourth quarter surge in a 40-28 win against Texarkana Pleasant Grove to claim their first state title in 31 years.
VYPE Player of the Game&Texas signee Jordan Whittington had 6 touchdowns in Cuero’s 40-28 win against Texarkana Ple… https://t.co/tfzmNU63Wk— VYPE San Antonio (@VYPE San Antonio)1545424804.0
No. 2: Liberty Hill football ends Carthage's 40-game win streak (December 14, 2018)
Tarleton State signee Kyle Harrison's two touchdowns helped the Panthers upset the two-time defending UIL 4A Division I state champ with a 44-41 win at Cy-Fair FCU Stadium.
VYPE Player of the Game Kyle Harrison’s 2 touchdowns led Liberty Hill to the 44-41 upset of two-time defending stat… https://t.co/5D9H5JZBRY— VYPE Austin (@VYPE Austin)1544850792.0
No. 3: Thorndale softball records extra inning title game finish (May 30, 2019)
The Bulldogs' best season in history ended with a heartbreaking 8-7 extra inning UIL 2A state title game loss against fellow Central Texas team Crawford.
VYPE Player of the Game Makey Dunbar’s game-winning RBI and 4 strikeouts in relief pitching action helped Crawford… https://t.co/oRGRZLo7vk— VYPECentralTX (@VYPECentralTX)1559257782.0
No. 4: San Antonio LEE boys soccer nearly wins first state title. (April 20, 2019)
The Volunteers battled with Flower Mound for 100 minutes of the UIL 6A final, but lost the match 1-0 after a 4-1 defeat in penalty kicks.
Flower Mound beats San Antonio LEE in the UIL 6A boys soccer state championship game. Relive the match-deciding pen… https://t.co/e5MZmibX8G— VYPE DFW (@VYPE DFW)1555814192.0
No. 5: Converse Judson girls basketball wins first state championship (March 2, 2019)
The Lady Rockets extended their UIL state final four streak to three seasons in 2018-2019, and a late half-court pass sealed a 49-46 win against DeSoto in the UIL 6A final.
Converse Judson 49, DeSoto 46. THE ROCKETS ARE #UILSTATE CHAMPS! #TXHSBASKETBALL #TXHSHOOPS #VYPESATX https://t.co/eezoRFIS84— VYPE San Antonio (@VYPE San Antonio)1551588468.0
No. 6: Buzzer beater sends Liberty Hill boys basketball to state final (March 8, 2019)
The Panthers trailed by as much as 16 points in the UIL 4A state semifinal, but a remarkable comeback and Parker McCurdy's last-second three-pointer advanced them to the following day's title game.
VYPE Player of the Game Parker McCurdy’s game-winning shot helped Liberty Hill erase a 16 point deficit against Dec… https://t.co/QLOTmn6Ofl— VYPE Austin (@VYPE Austin)1552082193.0
No. 7: Converse Judson girls basketball uses late magic against Westlake (February 19, 2019)
UTSA signee Elena Blanding's last-second shot at San Marcos High School's Snake Pit lifted the Lady Rockets to a 43-41 UIL 6A Region IV quarterfinal victory against a Westlake squad that featured future Texas and Texas State hoopers.
Check out interview with VYPE Player of the Game Elena Blanding, as well as her game-winning highlight. Converse Ju… https://t.co/UgGaYRHmPr— VYPE San Antonio (@VYPE San Antonio)1550627386.0
No. 8: Austin Vandegrift football wins wild area round playoff game against Klein Collins (November 23, 2018)
The Vipers scored first in double overtime and added a game-sealing deflection in Black Friday's 28-21 UIL 6A Division II Region II area round playoff win at Waller ISD Stadium.
Austin Vandegrift 28, Klein Collins 21. 2OT. Tigers’ ball next. #txhsfbplayoffs #txhsfb #centexpreps #VYPEATX https://t.co/vRVX74wM83— VYPE Austin (@VYPE Austin)1543009507.0
No. 9: Hutto football wins shootout against Liberty Hill (September 7, 2018)
Many college-bound players met at Hutto Memorial Stadium for a highly-anticipated early season contest, which the home Hippos won 52-51 in overtime.
Liberty Hill missed this 2-point conversion attempt in overtime, so it fell 52-51 to Hutto. VYPE Player of the Game… https://t.co/Npw1Fy6fgb— VYPE Austin (@VYPE Austin)1536378657.0
No. 10: Westlake boys basketball ends Lake Travis' perfect season (December 11, 2018)
The Chaparrals overcame a 14-point second half deficit and an overcapacity Cavaliers' gym in a 57-54 road win, which dropped their rival's season record to 16-1. (Note: VYPE's Thomas Bingham was also in attendance when the Chaps completed the season sweep of the Cavs with a come-from-behind 54-51 home win on January 22nd.)
VYPE Player of the Game Darius McBride scored 6 of his 14 points late to help Westlake erase 14 point 2nd half defi… https://t.co/9DuyE1CYqf— VYPE Austin (@VYPE Austin)1544584811.0
Top Private School Action: Regents School of Austin girls basketball beats Austin St. Andrew's Episcopal School on "Silent Night" (December 18, 2018)
The Lady Knights leaned on Susie McCormick's game-high 16 points in a 47-43 road win, but had to overcome a crowd-controlled silent gym until the Highlanders' 10th point and the home court advantage that followed.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s “Silent Night” girls basketball game against the Regents School of Austin. Highland… https://t.co/UloN2dRrr0— VYPE Austin (@VYPE Austin)1545185464.0
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