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3A/2A/Private roundup: FW All Saints takes state title, Ranchview wins big over Aubrey
SPC Small School Championship
Fort Worth All Saints 42, Houston Christian 7
FORT WORTH — Quarterback Foster Sawyer led Fort Worth All Saints to its second consecutive undefeated season and SPC small school championship with a 42-7 victory over Houston Christian on Friday night.
Sawyer threw for 308 yards and five touchdowns, completing 11 of his 14 passes. He completed 10 of those for 301 yards before halftime.
All Saints running back Daniel Gresham, a Louisville commit, scored on a 79-yard touchdown run in which he powered through a Houston Christian defender 49 yards into the run to clear a path to the end zone. Gresham finished the night with 126 yards rushing on nine carries.
Bishop Dunne 17, FW Nolan 16
Bishop Dunne (6-4, 3-3 in TAPPS I-1) rallied from a 14-point first-quarter deficit and held on to upset Fort Worth Nolan (6-4, 4-2) at Earl Hayes Stadium.
Fort Worth Nolan, No. 2 in SportsDay’s area rankings of Large Private Schools, missed a go-ahead 42-yard field goal with 50 seconds left in the game.
First Baptist 60, Garland Christian 14
Dallas — Willis Chambers had two fumble returns and one receiving touchdown as First Baptist (10-0, 3-0) defeated Garland Christian (5-4, 2-1) to win the TAPPS 3-III district title.
Garland Christian will play at Fort Worth Temple Christian next week. First Baptist will have a home game with a team to be determined.
Carr. Ranchview 46, Aubrey 22
CARROLLTON — It was a complicated tiebreaker for District 10-3A to decide which teams would be playoff-bound, but there was nothing complicated about Carrollton Ranchview’s victory over Aubrey.
A win guaranteed Aubrey (2-8, 1-3) would move on outright and a loss by fewer than nine points did the same, albeit by a tiebreaker. Instead, the loss means that Aubrey is the odd team out and has come to the end of its season.
“It hurts. You always say that when seniors leave, but especially with this group of guys,” Aubrey coach Mike Segleski said. “They really fought hard trying to change the culture. Any time you play and it’s the last time, you have those tears in your eyes.”
Quarterback Keidrien Wadley launched Ranchview to a quick start, scoring three first-half touchdowns on the ground to give his team a 20-0 lead at halftime.
Wadley finished with 148 yards and four touchdowns on 12 rushing attempts. He completed 5 of 10 passes for 47 yards and added an interception playing defensive back.
The tiebreaker occurred because Ranchview, Aubrey and Lone Star all had 1-3 conference records. Lone Star and Ranchview will move on to the playoffs Friday.
Melissa 21, Anna 21
MELISSA — Marcus Ellis ran for two touchdowns and Jackson Webb caught two as Melissa (8-2, 3-1) rallied in the second half to defeat Anna (3-7, 2-2), 40-21, in District 12-3A play.
Ellis had 116 rushing yards for Melissa, which totaled 554 yards and will play Dallas Roosevelt at Plano Clark at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Class 3A Division II Region II Bi-district playoffs.
Hunter Green had a 50-yard kickoff return, and John Erwin caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Ty Chapman for Anna, which will play Wilmer-Hutchins in the Class 3A Division I Bi-district playoffs at a date and site to be determined.
Melissa had taken a 20-7 lead with 1:10 left in the first half before Anna scored 14 quick points off Green’s kickoff return and Erwin’s touchdown reception to take a one-point lead at halftime.
Melissa scored 20 unanswered second-half points to rally for the win.
Princeton 61, Nevada Community 0
NEVADA — Princeton defeated Nevada Community with a dominating all-around performance.
Princeton’s Trey Jackson rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns, while Jakari Dillard had four catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Princeton’s Jarrod Lacy kicked field goals of 22 and 48 yards.
The Princeton defense was superb, holding Community to 95 yards rushing and 50 yards passing.
Princeton will play Ferris in the first round of the playoffs.
District 6-2A Div. 1
Van Alstyne 35, Farmersville 24
Van Alstyne battled back from a 17-7 halftime deficit to defeat Farmersville in District 6-2A Division I.
Van Alstyne (6-4, 4-2) will enter the playoffs as the second seed and face Boyd, and Farmersville (6-4, 4-2) will be the third seed and take on Pilot Point.