HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Champions are crowned

The University Interscholastic League state football championships wrapped up at AT&T Stadium in Arlington last weekend.
Here’s the complete list of games:

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Conference 1A Div. II
Richland Springs 96, Balmorhea 50

Conference 1A Div. I
Borden County 60, Jonesboro 12

Thursday, Dec. 15
Conference 2A Div. II
Bremond 49, Iraan 28

Conference 2A Div. I
Refugio 23, Crawford 20

Conference 3A Div. II
Gunter 43, Boling 7

Conference 3A Div. I
Mineola 35, Yoakum 14
Noteworthy: Mineola, who lost in the state championship game two years ago, made sure that didn’t happen here. The Jackets finished with a 438-148 edge in rushing yards, and Yoakum failed to score in the second half.

Friday, Dec. 16
Conference 4A Div. II
West Orange-Stark 24, Sweetwater 6
Noteworthy: West-Orange Stark scored the final 24 points of the game and outgained Sweetwater by a 312-148 margin for the win. Jackson Dallas and Jeremiah Shaw scored rushing TD for the winners.

Conference 4A Div. I
Carthage 31, Abilene Wylie 17
Noteworthy: Abilene Wylie scored the game’s first two touchdowns, but Carthage rallied from that point on for the state title. Keaontay Ingram was the star with 182 yards on 28 carries with two rushing TD and he added four catches for 67 yards.

Conference 5A Div. II
Aledo 24, Corpus Christi Calallen 16
Noteworthy: In one of the more competitive state championship games, Aledo remained in front throughout the entire game.
Aledo scored three rushing TDs from Jase McClellan, Donnie Evans and Rhett Harris, who had the opening score for the triumphant Bearcats.

Saturday, Dec. 17
Conference 5A Div. I
Highland Park 16, Temple 7
Noteworthy: Highland Park shut out Temple during the game’s final three quarters as the Scots defense proved too mighty for the Wildcats.
Turner Coxe registered a fourth-quarter safety for Highland Park’s final score. John Jones won a state title in his grandfather Jerry’s building

Conference 6A Div. II
DeSoto 38, Cibolo Steele 29
Noteworthy: Cristian Gonzalez booted home a 24-yard field goal with 2 minutes, 46 seconds left in the fourth quarter as DeSoto won its first-ever state title. DeSoto racked up 525 yards of total offense, fueled by Shawn Robinson’s 201 rushing yards and 222 more through the air.

Conference 6A Div. I
Lake Travis 41, The Woodlands 13
Noteworthy: Lake Travis, based in Austin, put this game away early by scoring the first 20 points. The Cavaliers earned their sixth state championship, and first in five years, as Charlie Brewer passed all over the Highlanders. Brewer was 27-of-37 for 361 yards, four TD and one interception.

University Interscholastic League. (Logo provided by the UIL, used with permission)