Lone Star Gridiron

In With The New And Out With The Old — Stevens Upsets Judson

San Antonio Stevens knocked off the 13th ranked Converse Judson Rockets 14-12 at Rutledge Stadium in a Class 5A Division I Bi-District game Friday night. 

Judson committed three turnovers and made lot of other mistakes.   The Rockets also accidentally knelt the ball away on a first-quarter punt; missed a PAT after a 15-yard penalty for spiking the ball on their first touchdown; muffed the hold on a second-quarter field goal attempt; had a 63-yard touchdown run negated by a holding infraction; botched the tying 2-point conversion attempt; and failed on two fourth downs in the final six minutes.

The Falcons held Judson to 67 rushing yards in the first half, 61 in the second and 128 overall — nearly 200 below its average. Tailback Chauncey Harris, the area’s most prolific rusher with almost 1,900 yards, was held to 37, and just 1 in the second half.

Judson started three potential go-ahead possessions inside Stevens territory in the fourth quarter, and the Falcons denied them each time. The last, with 2:45 remaining, came when Jordan Davis broke up Chris Patton’s pass on fourth-and-14.

Combined with two touchdown runs by quarterback Geoffrey Myles, it was just enough to give the Falcons a historic victory.

The Rockets (8-3) hadn’t lost in the first round since 2000, their final season under legendary coach D.W. Rutledge and are winners of six state championships.

Stevens is playing in its third varsity season and this was their first postseason game.

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