Sachse holds off Jesuit, 49-42, for first-ever playoff win

MESQUITE — Sachse won its first-ever playoff game, 49-42, in a back-and-forth matchup against Jesuit on Friday night, capitalizing on an interception with 23 seconds remaining in the game to solidify its win.

Sachse, which began the fourth quarter up 35-28, lost two leads in the game’s final 12 minutes. But with the game tied at 42, the Mustangs (8-3) got the ball back and scored on a 42-yard Brandon Durr reception.

With 43 seconds remaining, Jesuit (8-3) took over but gave up an interception to Sachse’s Kantrell Hunter, effectively ending the game.

Sachse began the game strong, scoring first on a 15-yard Billy Cole run.

Jesuit quarterback Brian Buell had a shaky start, giving up an interception to Sachse safety Aaron Ballard on the Rangers’ second drive of the game.

The Mustangs capitalized on the turnover, scoring again, this time on a 24-yard Tyrique Edwards reception and taking an early 14-0 lead.

Jesuit’s first score of the night came on a fourth-down, pass to a wide-open John Berend in the end zone.

It was back-and-forth from that point on.

Sachse went up on a 30-yard Edwards reception, and Jesuit tied it again on a 37-yard Jake Oliver reception with 3:03 remaining before Durr’s game-winning reception ended Jesuit’s season.

Sachse will face the winner of Saturday’s matchup between Longview (9-1) and Temple (6-4).

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