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Football: Chaparrals beat Grace Prep despite offensive miscues
BURLESON -- The Aubrey Chaparrals found a way to win a sloppy game on Friday night despite committing five turnovers, as they beat Arlington Grace Prep 16-7.
"We made more mistakes tonight than we did in the last year, but at the same time we were able to win," said Aubrey head coach G.A. Moore.
Aubrey overwhelmed Grace Prep both offensively and defensively, as the Chaparrals (3-2) outgained the Lions 398 yards to just 115 yards.
"We didn't know a whole lot about them," Moore said. "They played pretty well. It was their homecoming and they were ready to play. They came out and got after it."
The game began with both teams throwing an interception on their first two drives, Grace Prep (0-5) broke the scoreless tie with a 11-yard touchdown run by Daniel Fennig. After Aubrey's ensuing drive went to the Grace Prep 12-yard line, yet another interception hampered Aubrey's red-zone threat.
Aubrey finally punched in a touchdown with 1:41 left in the first half with a 20-yard run by James Wurster.
Aubrey went three-and-out to start the second half, but Grace Prep continued to hamper itself with penalties and eventually had to punt the ball to Aubrey. The Chaps kept the ball on the ground, marched up the field and punched in a 1-yard touchdown run by Skyler Craig. Two-point conversions were made on each of Aubrey's touchdowns.
"We had a lot of positives," Moore said. "We had some kids play well on defense when we kept putting them in trouble time after time."
Justin Griffin was the consistent threat on offense for Aubrey, as he led the team with 75 yards on 11 carries in the final nondistrict tuneup for the Chaps.
Aubrey 16, Grace Prep 7
Aubrey 0 8 8 0 -- 16
Grace Prep 7 0 0 0 -- 7
G -- Daniel Fennig 11 run (Hunter Wylie kick) 4:50
A -- James Wurster 20 run (Griffin run) 1:41
A -- Skyler Craig 1 run (Griffin run) 1:46
First downs 17 8
Rushing yards 46-262 29-48
Passing yards 136 67
Total yards 398 115
Passes 10-20-3 9-16-1
Fumbles-lost 2-2 3-0
Rushing: A - James Wurster 4-25, Albert Silva 8-31, Skyler Starling 8-36, Skyler Craig 2-3, Justin Griffen 11-75, Charlie Radford 5-42, Kristian Wiseman1-8, Dexter Loza 3-33, David Holliger 3-6, Anthony Alford 1-3. G - Daniel Fennig 14-34, Josh Brudi 8-(-18), Jahraan Franks 7-30.
Passing: A - James Wurster 8-17-120-2, Skyler Starling 2-3-16-1. G - Josh Brudi 9-16-37-1.
Receiving: A - Kristian Wiseman 2-13, Collin Scribner 2-23, Charlie Radford 1-16, James Reeves 2-40, Charlie Radford 2-16, Skyler Craig 1-28. G - Jahraan Franks 1-15, Nate Hodapp 3-20, Myles Norwood 3-22, Daniel Fennig 2-10.