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Class 1A:

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Bo Wimberly, Stamford

Stamford rallied for a wild 41-28 win over Shiner in the Division I final.  Trailing by three touchdowns midway through the third quarter, the Bulldogs reeled off 34 consecutive points to give Coach Wayne Hutchinson back-to-back titles.  QB Bo Wimberly ran for three touchdowns, threw two longs td throws to James Washington and Washington returned a game clinching interception 77 yards to paydirt to end the comeback.  The Oklahoma State bound Washington had four catches for 144 yards in addition to his interception return.

Wellington dominated Falls City 42-20 to win the Division II title and complete a sweep for West Texas.  Klark Ashmore rolled up 163 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, while Terry Gilbreath rushed for 183 yards and scored four touchdowns for the Sky Rockets.  Justin Twine scored all three touchdowns for Falls City.

Class 2A:

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Cisco defeats Refugio

Cameron Yoe repeated as champions, wearing down Wall 35-14 to give their coach Rick Rhoades back to back titles.   Sophomore Traion Smith rushed for 157 yards on 22 carries, scoring four times for the Yoe-Men, who broke out of a 14-14 ties at halftime.  Taking advantage of three Wall fumbles, the Yoe-Men turned short fields into touchdowns.

Cisco made it three titles for West Texas on Thursday with a resounding 56-36 win over RefugioMason Reed earned defensive player of game awards for a 12 tackle/one interception performance, but made a huge difference on offense. Reed rushed for 149 yards, including a 95 yard dash to paydirt, and turned two short pass receptions into touchdowns of 45 and 50 yards as the Loboes rolled up 608 yards of offense.  Refugio QB Travis Quintanilla threw two touchdown passes to extend his state record to 68 this season.

Class 3A:

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Argle Eagles

Carthage won an all-East Texas, all Bulldog mascot,  Divison I matchup, outlasting Kilgore 34-23.  UTSA pledge Blake Bogenschutz threw for 185 yards, ran for 100, and recovered a last ditch Kilgore onside kick to earn MVP honors.  Kevin Pipkin rushed for 118 yards, including a 24 yard dash to paydirt to seal the win late in the fourth quarter.

Argyle won the Division II crown in a thrilling back and forth game with Fairfield in a battle of Eagles.  In a game with huge momentum swings, Argyle took a 17-3 first quarter lead only to see Fairfield scored three touchdowns heading into the locker room at intermission.  Texas Tech pledge Ian Sadler had two huge special teams plays in the third quarter—a 42 yard run on a fake punt and a 65 yard punt return.  But Fairfield answered with a safety and a 54 yard run by 3A player of the year Larry Rose to take the lead at 33-31.  Sadler scored again on a three yard run, his fourth touchdown of the day with just minutes remaining, but Rose ran 64 yards with three minutes remaining to the Argyle 17.  A gassed Rose sat out three plays, then was stopped inches short of a first and goal with just over a minute remaining and Argyle ran out the clock to claim a 38-33 victory.  Sadler had 284 yards of all- purpose yardage, while Rose rushed for 260 yards and finished 20 yards away from 3000 for the season.

Class 4A:

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Jerrod Heard, Denton Guyer

Denton Guyer became the third school of the weekend to claim back to back titles, as the Wildcats won the Division I crown, knocking off unbeaten San Antonio Brennan 31-17.  Texas pledge Jerrod Heard completed all nine of his passes and rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns.  Heard has accounted for 10 touchdowns in the last two championship games.  Guyer’s 31 points were in contrast to the total of 44 points the Bears had given up all season.  Brennan had never trailed at any previous time this fall.

Aledo became the first high school team ever to score over 1000 points in a season with a dominating 38-10 win over Brenham.  The Bearcats racked up 1023 points in 16 games this fall.  QB Luke Bishop won MVP honors with 291 yards of total offense, but speedster Ryan Newsome scored twice as did WR Taco Anderson.

Class 5A:

Unbeaten Allen went wire to wire to repeat as Division I champions with an explosive 63-28 win over a gritty Pearland team.  After spotting the Oilers an early 7-0 lead, Allen scored eight touchdowns on drives that averaged 48 seconds per possession.  Super junior Kyler Murray threw for 280 yards, rushed for 188 yards and accounted for five touchdowns. Arizona State commit Chad Adams returned a kickoff for a touchdown and ran a reverse to paydirt for the Eagles.  The game was played before a record high school attendance of 54,347.

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Cedar Hill Longhorns

In the nitecap Division II final, Cedar Hill overcame six fumbles to upset Katy 34-24.  The Longhorns avenged last year’s championship loss to the Tigers and denied Katy an all time state best of eight titles, as well as breaking the Tigers 31 game winning streak.  Katy’s Rodney Anderson got the scoring started with a 67 yard run, but also had an 84 yard punt returned called back because of a penalty, one of three costly mistakes in the kicking game.  Demarkus Lodge ran 41 yards for Cedar Hill, but fumbled only to see teammate Denvre Daniels scoop it up and complete the 81 yard score.  Following one of Cedar Hill’s fumbles, Garrett Doiron hooked up with UTEP commit Sloan Spiller  for a 45 yard scoring pass , as Katy took at 21-10 lead to the locker room.  The Tigers increased their lead with a field goal, but Cedar Hill answered with 24 unanswered points, keyed by a blocked Katy field goal, and fumble on a kickoff, both of which Cedar Hill converted to scores.  Junior Demarkus Lodge earned MVP honors with another 62 yard touchdown run on a fourth and three and later caught the winning touchdown pass on a three yard toss from Justin McMillan.


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