Texans Win TUFA Debut
March 10, 2014
The Victoria Texans made their Texas United Football Association debut against the Houston Wolves this past Saturday. The Texans travelled to Houston to play at Westfield High School Stadium and came out with a 22-16 victory.
The Wolves opened their series with a score to lead 8-0 after a two-point conversion. Victoria answered back with a quarterback keeper from OJ Hughes, who was substituting for an ailing Showtime Williams. Hughes ran in from 20-yards out. Without Taylor Brown there, the Texans relied on 2-point conversions. The TPC was no good. The first quarter ended with the Wolves on top, 8-6.
Victoria took the lead in the 2nd quarter with a pass from Anthony Smith. Smith replaced Hughes, who was injured during the game. Smith tossed an 18-yard pass to Keith Hradek. The TPC was good as Smith ran it in.
Texans led at halftime but Houston came back to take the lead in the 3rd quarter. A pass play over the head of the Texan defender was caught and put in the end zone for the six points. The TPC was good and the Wolves led most of the rest of the game, 16-14.
The Texans and Wolves fought a defensive battle throughout the better part of the 4th quarter but with under 2 minutes left in the game, Smith took it and then scored the TPC as Victoria closed the game out winning 22-16.
The Texans are taking a bye week next week but will be playing the 3rd Coast Hard Hittaz in Houston.
Texans Make a Switch
Updated-February 26, 2014
Like those retail electric companies say to do, "Make a switch!" The Texans made a switch on Sunday night from being in the Xclusive Football League to the Texas United Football Association (TUFA). To learn more about the TUFA, visit their website: tufa-football.com.
In the mean time, there will be a game on March 8th, Saturday night against the North Texas Wolves in Houston. Then they will have a bye week on March 15th, have two more road games and begin a six-game homestand starting April 5th. To listen in on the away games, tune in to the Legacy Sports Network as Jeff Magnia and Orlando Garcia along with Boyce Garcia as they call the games live and on-demand.
For the most up to date info, check out the Texans Facebook page, facebook.com/victoriatexans.
The Texans finished overall with a 2-1 record in the XFL and a 28-10 record in the CRAFL.
Teams in the TUFA include the Texas Red Raiders, the 3rd Coast Hard Hittaz, the Austin Xtreme...just to name a few.
Despite the change in leagues, the Texans want to wish their XFL and CRAFL brothers the best as they finish the season next month while the Texans will be in mid-season at that point.