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Richland Springs Dominates Motley County 62-16

Coyotes Win Historic 9th State Title

The Richland Springs Coyotes (13-0) defeated the Motley County Matadors (11-3) 62-16 in the Class 1A Division II Championship game. This was a re-match of the 2011 6-Man Division II Championship game that Richland Springs won 76-28. This was the Coyotes 9th all-time state championship which is the most in state history. They are now 9-1 in state championship games. Motley County falls to 1-2 in State Championship games. They won the title in 2007 with a win over Woodson.

Motley County Matadors (11-3) (2) 1-1
2007 6-Man Division II Motley County 44, Woodson 38
2011 6-Man Division II – Richland Springs 76, Motley County 28

Richland Springs Coyotes (12-0) (9) 8-1
2001 6-Man - Whitharral 27, Richland Springs 20
2004 6-Man - Richland Springs 58, Turkey Valley 38
2006 6-Man Division I - Richland Springs 78, Rule 58
2007 6-Man Division I - Richland Springs 98, Rule 54
2010 6-Man Division II – Richland Springs 46, Sterling City 0
2011 6-Man Division II – Richland Springs 76, Motley County 28
2012 6-Man Division II – Richland Springs 60, Follett 14
2015 1A Division II - Richland Springs 72, Follett 26
2016 1A Division II - Richland Springs 96, Balmorhea 50

After stopping Motley County on their first drive, Richland Springs moved quickly and scored on a run by Landon Burkhart. After the teams traded possessions and Motley County was stopped again, the Wolves scored again on a run by Matthew Rigdon to make it 16-0.

After stopping the Matadors on downs at the Coyote 3 yard line, the Coyotes Lane Shannon ran it in for a score to take a 24-0 lead. Motley County got things going with a long run by Jake Richards to make the score 24-8. Burkhart then scored on a long run for the Coyotes and they led 32-8. The Coyotes got another score when Shannon ran it in with 22 seconds left to make the score 40-8.

The Coyotes opened the 2nd half with a score as Ridgon ran it in from a yard out to make the score 48-8. Motley County responded with a 20 yard pass to Kade Wampler to bring the score to 48-16. Rigdon scored on the Coyotes 1st play with a long 60 yard run to bring it to 56-16. The Coyotes stopped the Matadors once more and then scored to make it 62-16 and end the game.

Defensive Player Of The Game : Wade Appleton (Richland Springs)

Offensive Player Of The Game : Landon Burkhart (Richland Springs) (pictured)

Attendance : 1,488

Key Stats :

Total Plays/Yards Richland Springs 26- 368 Motley County 43-277

Richland Springs :
Landon Burkhart 9 carries for 156 yards 2 Touchdowns 6 tackles
Matthew Rigdon 7 carries for 124 yards 3 Touchdowns 4 tackles 1 sack
Lane Shannon 7 carries for 97 yards 3 Touchdowns 3.5 tackles

Motley County :
Jake Richards 23 carries for 187 yards 1 touchdowns 1 catch for 59 yards

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