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SPC roundup: St. Mark’s rides air attack to finals; Fort Worth All Saints advances
St. Mark’s passed its way into the SPC large-school championship game on Saturday, getting 392 yards passing and five touchdowns from John Webb in a 56-21 victory over Bellaire Episcopal at Hunt Family Stadium.
St. Mark’s improved to 8-1 on the season and will play in the title game at 5 p.m. at Fort Worth Brewer next Saturday.
St. Mark’s trailed 7-0 early on, but scored the next 26 points to grab a 26-14 halftime lead. Webb had four touchdown passes during that run, including a pair of scores to Mac Labhart that put St. Mark’s ahead to stay.
John Caldwell (14 catches, 155 yards) and Andrew Patison hauled in touchdown passes in the third quarter for St. Mark’s, with Justin Jones adding a short 2-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
The St. Mark’s defense also got in the scoring act, getting a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown by Zach Papin to highlight the team’s four turnovers.
HOUSTON — Houston Kinkaid built a 48-0 halftime lead and won an SPC large-school semifinal to improve to 10-0.
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FORT WORTH — Houston St. John’s wanted to keep the ball away from the powerful Fort Worth All Saints offense. The game plan worked to a degree. It was not enough, however.
Foster Sawyer passed for 267 yards and six scores as All Saints defeated Houston St. John’s, 49-27, in an SPC small-school semifinal at All Saints. All Saints (10-0) remained efficient offensively despite being at a time of possession disadvantage, scoring touchdowns on seven of its 10 series.
Daniel Gresham scored on a 54 yard run with 2:47 remaining to seal the victory.
The teams combined to gain 1053 total yards. The 22-point win was All Saints’ closest margin this season.
All Saints finished with 543 total yards. Gresham rushed 14 times for 208 yards. All four of Moorhead’s receptions resulted in touchdowns. Moorhead finished with 131 yards. Kendall Adams added five receptions for 91 yards and two scores.
St. John’s rushed 65 times for 386 yards and finished with 510 total yards, led by Wes Wallace’s 288 yards and four scores.All Saints will Houston Christian Friday at 7 p.m. at Fort Worth Brewer.
HOUSTON — Senior running back Hamilton Paret carried the ball 14 times for 188 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kickoff for a 90-yard score to lead Houston Christian over the Cistercian Hawks, 61-13, in an SPC small-school semifinal.
The Mustangs defense picked off Cistercian quarterback Matthew Merrick five times.
Junior Hunter Costlow ran the ball 15 times for 117 yards and two touchdowns for the Mustangs. Sophomore Alec Delsota led the Houston Christian defense with a sack and an interception.