STATE CHAMPS: Texans take long route to 8U flag football glory

10U Tigers place second, 12U Ducks finish fourth at TAAF State Tournament

The state champion 8U Texans, top, third-in-state 10U Tigers and fourth-in -state 12U Ducks represented the City of Champions as medal winners at the TAAF Flag Football State Tournament this past weekend in Burnet. || Photos courtesy TAAF NATION Facebook page and CHRIS REISMAN

Special to The Flash Today
Re-written from Facebook with permission

(November 13, 2017) — The Stephenville Texans won the 8U state championship on Saturday, while the Stephenville Tigers placed second in 10U competition and the Stephenville Ducks placed fourth in 12U.

That’s a whole lot of Stephenville – the City of Champions – being represented at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Flag football State Tournament in Burnet.

To win the state title, the Stephenville Texans first had to learn a valuable lesson  – put that loss behind you and keep believing in the system and each other.

The 8U Stephenville Texans celebrate their state championship in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation State Tournament in Burnet Saturday. || Courtesy CHRIS REISMAN

After going undefeated throughout the regular season, the Texans shrugged off their first loss in their second game of day one at the state tournament and bounced back to win five consecutive games, played back-to-back, to reach the final pairing.

The same team that defeated the Texans by four yards in a tie-breaker after a 19-19 tie stood waiting after navigating successfully through the winner’s bracket. But this time the Texans evened the score, then triumphed again in the winner-take-all rubber match for their tile.

The 10U Stephenville Tigers were runners-up in their division at the TAAF State Meet. || From TAAF Nation Facebook page.


The 12U Stephenville Ducks finished fourth at state.|| From the TAAF Nation Facebook page


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