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.
UIL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
When/where: Through Saturday, AT&T Stadium in Arlington
Tickets: Cost $15 and grant admission to all games on a single day. All seating is general admission. Tickets may be purchased online through Ticketmaster or at the stadium box office on game day.
Parking: Daily parking costs $10 (credit card) or $15 (cash) per vehicle.
Austin-area finalist: Lake Travis (13-2), Class 6A, Division I. The defending 6A, Division I state champion, the Cavaliers will be trying to capture their seventh UIL championship in football. They boast a 6-1 record in state finals.
Six-man, Division I: Borden County 60, Jonesboro 22
Six-man, Division II: Strawn 78, Balmorhea 42
Class 2A, Division I: Mart (14-1) vs. Refugio (13-1), late
11 a.m. — Class 2A, Division II: Muenster (15-0) vs. Tenaha (15-0)
3 p.m. — Class 3A, Division I: Brock (13-2) vs. Rockdale (12-3)
7 p.m. — Class 3A, Division II: Gunter (15-0) vs. Newton (14-0)
11 a.m. — Class 4A, Division I: Kennedale (14-1) vs. Carthage (15-0)
3 p.m. — Class 4A, Division II: Texarkana Pleasant Grove (15-0) vs. West Orange-Stark (13-0)
7 p.m. — Class 5A, Division I: Highland Park (14-1) vs. Manvel (14-0)
11 a.m. — Class 5A, Division II: Aledo (15-0) vs. College Station (13-2)
3 p.m. — Class 6A, Division I: Allen (15-0) vs. Lake Travis (13-2)
7 p.m. — Class 6A, Division II: Cypress Fairbanks (14-0) vs. Waco Midway (15-0)