Strawn, Borden County claim UIL six-man championships


Highlights

Strawn kicker becomes first female football player to score in a UIL championship game.

Strawn’s six-man football team capped an unbeaten season by defeating Balmorhea 78-42 Wednesday in the Division II final at the UIL championships.

Strawn finished with a 15-0 mark and won its second state title. Greyhounds kicker K-Lani Nava, a senior, became the first female to score in a UIL championship game, converting 7 of 8 extra-point attempts.

Leading 38-22 at halftime, Strawn pulled away with a 24-point third quarter as Carlos Villanueva ran 38 yards for a touchdown before tossing a 37-yard TD pass to Tanner Hodgkins. Julian Fraga added a 40-yard touchdown run for the Greyyounds.

Kyle Garcia rushed for 276 yards and five touchdowns for Balmorhea (13-1).

Borden County 60, Jonesboro 22: For the second straight season, Borden County defeated Jonesboro to win the Division I six-man championship.

Borden County (15-0) led only 24-22 at halftime, but Jonesboro lost fumbles on its first three possessions of the second half. Borden County scored touchdowns after each turnover — the final one on a 40-yard return by Ben Justice — to take a 56-22 lead.

Nick Proulx of Borden County rushed for 251 yards on only 11 carries, scoring four touchdowns. Three of his TDs came in the first half — on carries of 64, 55 and 42 yards.

Wyatt Young ran for 178 yards for Jonesboro (13-2), scoring on a 70-yard dash at the end of the first quarter. Trevor Sellers added two touchdown receptions for Jonesboro, which lost to Borden County 60-12 a year ago.



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