LIVE BLOG: FAITH Knights win fourth straight state title

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Stephenville FAITH is pursuing its fourth straight state title with a host of all-state selections leading the way. || Photo courtesy KRESSYN COLE

Editor’s Note: TheFlashToday.com publisher Jessie Horton and correspondent Maira Sanchez are in San Antonio this morning providing live coverage as Stephenville FAITH competes for its fourth straight Texas Christian Athletic League Six-Man Division II state championship. The Knights face Fort Bend Homeschool at 10 a.m. at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium on the campus of University of the Incarnate Word. Coverage brought to you by our friends at Cowboy Capital Insurance Group! 

 

The Stephenville FAITH Knights just won their fourth straight state championship, defeating Fort Bend Homeschool 38-29 at Benford Stadium in San Antonio. || Photo by JESSIE HORTON
The Stephenville FAITH Knights just won their fourth straight state championship, defeating Fort Bend Homeschool 38-29 at Benford Stadium in San Antonio. || Photo by JESSIE HORTON

 

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FAITH    16   8    8    6   38

Fort Bend 8  14  7    0    29  (FINAL)

 

1st Quarter summary:

FAITH jumped ahead quickly before Fort Bend Homeschool charged back with a long pass setting up a short TD run. The Knights took advantage of a Chargers fumble to move ahead 16-8, and that’s how the quarter ended.

2nd Quarter summary:

Shadd Cole, reigning National Homeschool Player of the Year, kept the ball for a TD and a 24-8 FAITH lead, but Fort Bend scored twice in the final 90 seconds to cut its deficit to 24-22 at the intermission.

3rd Quarter summary:

Fort Bend intercepted a FAITH pass and after a host of penalties both ways punched it in on a QB keeper. The one-point conversion is successful and the Chargers lead the Knights 29-24 with 2:07 left in the third.

FAITH is going for it on fourth and short after a completion from Cole to Joey Braun… Wow, FAITH converts on fourth down. The protectors give Cole all day to throw and he hits fellow all-state selection Travis Loper with the long TD pass! 32-29 Knights with 6 seconds left in the third.

4th Quarter under way:

Fort Bend fumbled, the Knights recovered, and Shadd Cole had a huge run to set up his own short TD! FAITH extends to a two possession lead with 8:57 remaining! Travis Loper makes a huge fourth down stop at the FAITH one to deny the Chargers! FAITH takes over with 5:46 left!

The Knights had to punt, but the Chargers muffed it and Joey Braun recovered! FAITH then fakes a punt four plays later and Cole scrambles for big yards to the Chargers’ 32! That should about do it with under 90 seconds left!!!

Joey Braun takes a knee and it’s all over! Knights win 38-29 for fourth straight state title!

 

Stephenville FAITH 38, Fort Bend Homeschool 29 || Photo by JESSIE HORTON
Stephenville FAITH 38, Fort Bend Homeschool 29 || Photo by JESSIE HORTON

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Stephenville FAITH 38, Fort Bend Homeschool 29 || Photo by JESSIE HORTON
Stephenville FAITH 38, Fort Bend Homeschool 29 || Photo by JESSIE HORTON

 

Stephenville FAITH 38, Fort Bend Homeschool 29 || Photo by JESSIE HORTON
Stephenville FAITH 38, Fort Bend Homeschool 29 || Photo by JESSIE HORTON

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