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Ennis Wins Class 5A Division II With Last Minute Touchdown

The Ennis Lions scored a last minute touchdown to beat the Cedar Park Timberwolves 38-35 in the Class 5A Division II Championship game at AT&T Stadium to provide the perfect ending to a day full of exciting super-close finishes.  The Lions are now 5-0 in state championship games having won titles in 1975, 2000, 2001 and 2004. Cedar Park is now 1-1 in championship games. The won the 2012 Class 4A Division II championship.

Ennis made it look like a blowout at first when they jumped up 17-0 early in the 2nd quarter.  The Timberwolves did not worry though as they got their running game going and scored three touchdowns in the 2nd quarter. Cedar Park however, led this back and forth game at halftime 21-17.

The teams traded interceptions to start the 2nd half. Ennis defensive back Trey Edwards returned his pick to the Cedar Park 11 and Ennis was able to punch it in to take a 24-21 lead. Park got a long kickoff return and scored on a 4th & 9 play from the 30 with a pass to receiver Jack Grimm and Cedar Park took the lead 28-24. It only took 1 play for Ennis to take the lead as back Taylor Thompson took off on a 71 yard run and Ennis led 31-28. The Timberwolves got the lead back with 4:48 remaining on a touchdown pass to Davis Fiala and Cedar Park led 35-31. Cedar Park then recovered a fumble but a 28 yard field goal hit the crossbar and Ennis took over at their own 20 with 1:29 left and only 1 timeout. The Lions went the 80 yards in 9 plays and scored on a 36 yard pass to Donta Thompson with 21 seconds left in the game.

B5RKyuPCYAAEkwYTwitter was abuzz over a series of calls by officials deemed "questionable" by fans. The most controversial was a measurement that appeared to show Cedar Park short on a 4th down attempt - Twitter was flooded by home viewers screen capturing the video after officials signaled a first down.

The trend of well-attended games continued  as 27,214 showed up for what will be a long remembered night of Texas high school football.  Neither team deserved to lose this game and it will go down as one of the classic State Championship games.

The Defensive Player of the Game was Trey Edwards - Senior, DB (3 interceptions, 7 tackles)

The Offensive Player of the Game was Thomas Hutchings - Senior, RB/LB (18 carries, 155 yards, 1 TD)

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