History of Judson Rocket Football

by Giles Babb

2002: Seventy Up

Waco

20-28

Bryan

45-25

Westfield

28-21

MacArthur

35-21

Clemens

14-13

Churchill

44-2

Reagan

48-21

Lee

42-0

Madison

39-37

Roosevelt

38-17

Playoff Games

Bowie

(2OT) 17-16

Clark

(1OT) 27-20

Victoria Memorial

58-21

Elsik

30-21

Midland

33-32

1

Kyle Fox

Soph.

166

RB

2

Titus Brothers

Sr.

192

CB

3

Chancy Campbell

Jr.

186

RB

5

TC Wilson

Sr.

203

FB

7

Eddie Goodson

Sr.

158

CB

8

Siamak Chabokrow

Sr.

175

WR

9

John Batson

Jr.

160

DB

10

Tory Brothers

Sr.

192

LB

11

Joel Waldon

Jr.

160

QB

12

Dustin Quinney

Sr.

185

QB

14

Brian Robinson

Jr.

167

WR

15

Frank Guerra

Jr.

154

QB

21

Jason Castillo

Sr.

157

FS

24

Desmond Knotts

Sr.

176

DB

25

Chris Griffin

Sr.

160

LB

26

Dominique Prince

Sr.

154

DB

30

Brandon Williams

Soph.

161

FB

32

Andre Williams

Sr.

162

RB

33

Earl Brown

Jr.

165

FB

36

Mike Huerta

Sr.

149

FB

37

Clint Holloway

Sr.

179

K

38

Marcus Venson

Jr.

169

ES

40

Charles Clay

Jr.

171

LB

42

Marcus Bailey

Sr.

170

RB

43

Larinso Dial

Sr.

178

FB

44

Brandon Coleman

Sr.

145

WR

47

Bryan Gillin

Jr.

170

S

48

Brandan Jackson

Sr.

156

CB

50

Mark Koalenz, Jr.

Sr.

250

C

51

Daryl Carle

Sr.

168

LB

52

Sam Vongphachanh

Jr.

199

C

53

O'Marley Martin

Soph.

202

DE

54

Alan Caudell

Sr.

218

OG

55

Bruce Gross

Sr.

201

LB

56

Brian Hopkins

Jr.

179

RE

57

Jonathan Garcia

Sr.

180

OG

58

Reginald Lowery

Sr.

210

DT

59

Jaime Galindo

Sr.

177

LB

60

Rashid Shariff-Bey

Sr.

223

OG

61

Shannon Anderson

Jr.

260

NG

62

Mike Baumann

Sr.

249

OG

63

Aaron Ivey

Sr.

228

DT

64

Berlon Jones

Sr.

230

DT

65

Robert Sotelo

Jr.

175

OG

66

Zach Sturms

Jr.

240

OG

67

Mike Sommers

Sr.

185

NG

68

Marvin Baker

Sr.

205

DT

70

Hays Henderson

Jr.

189

DT

72

Anthony Washington

Sr.

265

OT

73

Alex Edgett

Sr.

177

LB

74

Brandon Alexander

Jr.

259

OG

75

Frank Weatherspoon

Sr.

344

OT

76

Jason Molbe

Sr.

270

OT

77

Darren Ellis

Sr.

163

OG

78

Robert Figueroa

Jr.

274

OT

79

Brendan Flannery

Sr.

278

OT

80

Erroll Harris

Jr.

165

WR

81

Rumel Bohannon-Bey

Jr.

175

TE

83

Austin Ackerman

Sr.

146

TE

84

Eric Luna

Sr.

195

TE

85

Bryan Courtney

Jr.

168

P/K

86

Stephen Dimando

Sr.

134

WR

87

Phillip Kotrola

Sr.

167

TE

89

Ashton Hodge

Jr.

237

TE

93

Angel Rivera

Sr.

159

LB

94

Lawrence Polski

Sr.

140

WR

95

Chris Davidson

Sr.

138

WR

96

John Cuellar

Sr.

130

WR

99

Shawn Small

Jr.

228

TE

 

Head Coach

Jim Rackley

Athletic Director

Frank Arnold

Assistant Head Coach

Pete Gibbens

Student Trainers and Managers

Julie Hollimon

First Assistant

Sterling Jeter

 

Heather Hale

Assistants

Melvin Boelter

 

Stephanie Cortez

 

David Brothers

 

Bernard Pena

 

Charles Bruce

 

Jacob Lawrence-Weden

 

Jimmy Dykes

 

 

 

Billy Hall

 

 

 

Stan Hodges

 

 

 

Danny Lengyel

 

 

 

Kelly Monk

 

 

 

Clint Rutledge

 

 

 

Bruce Webb

 

 

 Trainers

Chris Granger

 

 

 

David Stickelbault

 

 

Team Doctor

Bud Curtis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Click HERE to view the season record

Waco (10-0, 7-0)
September 6, 2002: Converse
Occasionally a real-life rocket has main engine ignition, everything appears ready for "launch commit and liftoff," only for the ground launch sequencer to cut everything off just seconds before launch. The Judson Rockets had such an experience when the Lions visited Converse for the first time since the epic contest in 1990. The Rockets drew first blood with a 1-yard run by Chancy Campbell and a PAT from Evan Wehrle at the 6:03 mark of the opening period. Trailing 7-0, the Lions went back to punt on 3rd-and-13, but instead faked the snap to QB Robert Johnson, who completed a 29-yard pass to Tony Degrate. The drive stalled and the Lions were unsuccessful on a 33-yard FG attempt. Nevertheless, misdirection stuff such as that would characterize the Lions' transaction with the Rockets. On the Lions’ next possession, the Lions did score on a 26-yard run by Richard White, and the PAT was good with 7:27 left in the 2nd Quarter. Another misdirection play enabled the Lions to take the lead with 1:27 to go in the Half when, on a 29-yard FG attempt, Johnson took the snap and completed a pass to Duriel Morris for an 11-yard TD. The PAT was good, and the Lions were up 14-7 at the break.

The Rockets, however, knotted the score on a 70-yard pass from Dustin Quinney to Brian Robinson at the 8:45 mark of the 3rd period and a Wehrle PAT. Mark Gaines would then regain the lead for the Lions at the 6:22 mark on a 14-yard run, and the PAT extended the advantage to 21-14. The Rockets answered with a 5-yard run by QB Joel Waldon with 60 seconds remaining in the 3rd Quarter, but the PAT failed. With 6:49 left in the game, the Lions upped the count to 28-20 on a 25-yard pass from Johnson and a successful PAT. The Rockets were unable to answer back, they ended up with the first opening-game loss in Converse since 1972, and hence their launch had to be scrubbed until at least the following week. The Lions picked up 196 yards on the ground, as well as 142 yards through the air on 12-of-22 passes and no INT’s. They lost only one (1) fumble, and had one (1) real punt, that one for 40 yards. Quinney and Waldon picked up 100 yards through the air on 4-of-10 passes and no INT’s for the Rockets, while the ground team gained 304 yards, with Campbell providing 150 on 26 carries, and the balance contributed by TC Wilson, Waldon, Quinney, Kyle Fox and Earl Brown. The Rockets, unfortunately, did not help their cause by losing two (2) fumbles, and the 3-punt, 30-yard average probably didn’t do too much for them, either. In spite of the last-second scrub, Judson was able to get some valuable performance data on the Rocket vehicle in this affair that ultimately enabled them to have a very successful launch and mission.

Bryan (0-10, 0-5)
September 13, 2002: Bryan
Occasionally the ground launch sequencer for the Space Shuttle counts down to the 31-second mark, holds for a few minutes while some glitch is dealt with, and then resumes for liftoff. In the Judson Rockets' case the countdown to launch started with Evan Werhle’s 22-yard FG at the 7:31 mark of the opening period, stopped with a brief Bryan lead courtesy of a Syndric Steptoe run and a PAT with 4:30 left in the 1st Quarter, and then resumed on the Rockets’ next possession. Finally, the Rockets had liftoff, with sixteen (16) seconds left in the 1st Quarter, when on 4th-and-12 Joel Waldon hooked up with Chancy Campbell for a 27-yard TD. Werhle’s PAT was good, and the Rockets led 10-7. The Rockets then accelerated quickly, passing through the outer traces of the earth’s atmosphere in the 2nd period. Earl Brown hauled in a 24-yard pass from Waldon, the PAT was good, and the Rockets’ lead increased to 17-7 at the 8:05 mark. The Vikings narrowed the Rockets’ advantage with a 25-yard FG with 6:09 left in the 2nd Quarter, but the Rockets continued to pour it on nevertheless and increased their lead on the ensuing possession. Waldon took the ball in from seven (7) yards out, and Werhle nailing the PAT with 3:21 left in the 1st Half. At the end of the Vikes’ next possession, Brandan Jackson blocked the punt, Tory Brothers recovered at the Vking 1-yard line, Campbell took it in from there with 83 seconds remaining, and the Werhle PAT gave the Rockets a 31-10 lead at intermission.

The Rockets increased the lead with a 24-yard pass from Waldon to Brian Robinson at the 8:05 mark of the 3rd Quarter, and Werhle was golden on the PAT. The Vikings would outscore the Rockets 14-7 in the final period with a 15-yard run by Syndric Steptoe at the 9:36 mark, a 16-yard run by Bryan Wiggins with 3:19 remaining, and two (2) successful PAT’s. The Rockets’ final scores of the day came, with 5:35 left, on a 2-yard run by TC Wilson, and a PAT by Bryan Courtney. The Vikings would lose no fumbles, but they did experience two (2) INT’s in a 4-of-14 passing effort, while on the ground they picked up 245 yards, with Syndric Steptoe contributing 145 yards on 16 snaps. The Rockets had no turnovers whatever. Through the air they got 163 yards in a 9-of-12 passing effort by Waldon, which complemented nicely the 294 yards netted on the ground, of which 151 were provided by Campbell on 16 totes.

Westfield (5-5, 3-4)
September 20, 2002: Converse
The 1st Quarter of this meeting in Converse was scoreless, but the Rockets jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the 2nd Quarter. The first score came on a 2-yard Quinney run at the 10:05 mark of the 2nd period, the second came on a 44-yard pass play from Quinney to Brandon Coleman with 1:56 left in the Half, and Quinney was good on both PAT’s. The second score was set up by an interception by Chris Griffin, which he returned 45 yards. The Mustangs, however, got untracked with 31 seconds remaining when Adam Galbreath scored on a 5-yard pass from Mark Spivey, the PAT was good, but the Rockets still led at the break.

In the 3rd Quarter, Spivey scored on a 1-yard run and the PAT knotted things with 5:09 to go. With 10:14 to go in the game, the Mustangs took the lead on a 35-yard run by Webster Patrick, and the PAT put Westfield up by 7. The Rockets, who had been sputtering offensively ever since the 2nd Quarter activity, then put together a 6-play, 80-yard drive. A pivotal play was a 39-yard reception by Andre Williams from Waldon at the Mustang 6-yard line. According to the Express-News write-up, "Waldon underthrew the pass, Williams leaped over his defender, tipped the ball back to himself and secured possession just before it hit the ground." Earl Brown took it in on the next play, and the PAT tied things up. The Rockets were able to force a punt on the Mustangs’ next possession, facilitated by Aaron Ivey’s tip of Spivey’s 3rd-Down pass. The Rockets then drove downfield in five (5) plays to take the lead on 15-yard run by Campbell and another PAT by Quinney with 5:04 left. Jason Castillo then recovered a Mustang fumble in order to preserve the lead and hence the win.

The only turnovers by Westfield were the pivotal ones mentioned previously. The Mustangs picked up 201 yards on the ground, with Patrick gaining 155 of those on 22 carries, and they also netted 87 yards through the air on 5-of-10 passes. A five-punt, 41.8-yard average also made things difficult for the Rockets, especially in view of the 28.5-yard average on the Rockets’ two (2) punts. Waldon and Quinney combined for 93 yards through the air on 5-of-9 passes and one (1) INT, while on the ground the Rockets lost one (1) fumble while picking up 259 yards. Campbell contributed 134 of those on 20 carries, with the balance provided by six (6) other ball carriers.

MacArthur (2-8, 1-6)
September 27, 2002: Converse
The Rockets got burned through the air, as would frequently be the case with the Brahmas, but at least the final result was more to the Rockets’ liking than the triple-overtime affair that took place on Mac’s previous visit to Converse. The Rockets got on the board first with an 8-yard run by Campbell with 2:56 left in the 1st Quarter, and the PAT was good. Wilson then put the Rockets up further with a 3-yard run 106 seconds into the 2nd Quarter, and Chris Griffin then returned an INT 40 yards for a score with 3:09 left in the Half. Both PAT’s by Quinney were good. The Brahmas responded quickly, however, when QB Sean Milligan connected with Drew Rogers for a 30-yard pass play for the score with 44 seconds remaining in the Half. The PAT was good, and Judson led 21-7 at intermission.

In the 3rd Quarter, Campbell scored on a 1-yard run at the 6:41 mark of the 3rd period, the PAT was good, but Mac would then respond quickly once more when Milligan connected on a 62-yard pass play to Elliot Lawrence, and the PAT was good. With 7:12 left in the game, the Brahmas narrowed the gap further, to 28-21, on an 80-yard Milligan-to-Lawrence pass play for a score, which was followed by another successful PAT. The Rockets responded, however, with a 21-yard TD run by Waldon and a final PAT by Quinney. The Brahmas picked up only 97 yards on the ground, but did get 213 through the air on a 7-of-14 effort. The Brahmas experienced one (1) INT and one (1) lost fumble, while the Rockets’ "only" turnovers were two (2) lost fumbles. Waldon and Quinney combined for 50 yards through the air on 3-of-8 passes. Meanwhile the Rockets turned in 391 yards on the ground, with Campbell contributing 178 of that on 24 carries. Cambpell left with a bruised left ankle with 3:37 to go in the 3rd period, and on First Down Sophomore Kyle Fox picked up 39 yards. For the game, The Fox got 95 yards on nine (9) carries, and the Rockets’ four (4) scoring drives went for 75, 77, 67, and 80 yards.

Clemens (7-3, 4-3)
October 4, 2002: Schertz
The Rockets fumbled the opening kickoff in Schertz, the Buffs recovered, and five (5) plays later and with only 118 ticks gone in the game and aided by a 15-yard unsportsmanlike assessment against the Rockets, Andre Booker put Clemens up by six (6) and the PAT stretched the advantage to seven (7). A 14-play, 77-yard drive was the Rockets’ answer to this particular episode, and Quinney finished things off with a 7-yard run and a PAT with 4:18 left in the opening stanza. With 22 seconds gone in the next period, Chancy Campbell took of on a 78-yard dash, the PAT was good, and the Rockets would take a 14-7 lead into the intermission. The Buffs began the 2nd Half ready to go, and they drove downfield on a 6-play, 35-yard drive that Booker finished off with a 35-yard run. The PAT was no good, and the Rockets still led. Little did anyone know, but this was the end of the scoring, not to say that the game lacked excitement from that point on. Quite to the contrary. The Rockets would lose two (2) fumbles in the final period, but on both occasions the Rockets forced a 3-and-out. Clemens’ only turnover in the game was a fumble at the Rocket 3-yard line. For the game the Rockets would lose three (3) fumbles overall and experience one (1) INT. The Buffs picked up 305 yards total offense---all on the ground----with Booker contributing 195 of that on 28 carries. The Rockets’ Campbell picked up 162 yard on 16 carries, while TC Wilson turned in 85 on 20 carries.

Churchill (0-10, 0-7)
October 11, 2002: Blossom
On their way to an ignominious and un-Winston-like 0-10 season, the injury-plagued Chargers, with Rocket Flight Director Jim Rackley’s son Caleb on Carl Gustafson’s staff, clinched a losing season outright in this Friday evening meeting with the Rockets at Northeast Stadium, now renamed Comalander in honor of the legendary former coach at Churchill and in more recent times NEISD Athletic Director. What would prove to be the clinching moment came on a 42-yard FG by Evan Wehrle at the 7:13 mark of the 1st Quarter. Campbell scored the first TD of the evening from 13 yards out with 41 seconds remaining in the 1st period, and Wehlre provided the PAT. 82 seconds into the 2nd Quarter, Dustin Quinney completed a 28-yard pass play to Andre Williams for a TD, and the kick was good. The play for the TD was set up when Brandan Jackson forced a 4-yard punt that put the Rockets in business at the Charger 33. With 8:01 left in the Half, Campbell ’s 37-yard run and Wehrle’s PAT gave the Rockets a 24-0 advantage at intermission.

The Rockets picked up where they left off, at the 9:24 mark of the 3rd Quarter Campbell took the ball in for a 5-yard score and the Wehrle PAT was good. With 5:19 to go in the 3rd, Titus Brothers picked off a pass, returning it 49 yards for the score, and the PAT was once more good. 63 seconds into the final stanza, Kyle Fox scored on a 2-yard run. The play came at the end of a short drive following an INT by Chris Goodwin that was hauled in at the Charger 37 and returned to the 19. Churchill was finally able to put a momentary glitch into the Rockets’ propulsion system when Cesar Sabillon blocked the PAT attempt and Bob Breedlove snatched the bouncing ball at the 21 and raced with it the other way for the Safety. In spite of the present state of affairs for Churchill, the Chargers played as if this were the Battle of Britain, where an undermanned RAF did some incredible things, and this Safety was perhaps a good example. With the "we shall never surrender" trademark inspired by their namesake, the Chargers actually picked up 177 total yards offense split almost evenly between air and ground and, although the three (3) INT’s proved disastrous, they did not lose any fumbles. The Rockets, however, experienced no turnovers whatever, while picking up 40 yards through the air on 2-of-6 passes, and gaining 315 yards on the ground, where Campbell picked up 151 on 15 carries, and seven (7) other ball carriers contributed the balance.

Reagan (5-5, 4-3)
October 18, 2002: Converse
The Rockets scored 26 points in the 1st Quarter in this game played in Converse. Quinney hooked up with Williams on a 71-yard pass play for a TD with 56 seconds gone, and the PAT was good by Wehrle. Midway through the 1st period Campbell would get a 6-yard scoring run but the Wehrle PAT was no good. With 3:59 left in the 1st, the PAT would fail again, but only after Quinney hooked up once more with Williams---this time for 25 yards---for another score. 49 seconds later Jonathan Batson returned a punt 65 yards for a TD, and this time the PAT was good. Reagan got on the board with a TD and PAT at the 9:32 mark of the 2nd period, TC Wilson would answer with a 1-yard run that Quinney followed with a PAT, with 4:45 left in the Half, and Reagan would get another TD and PAT with 31 seconds to go.

Reagan started the 2nd Half by driving to the Rocket 1-yard line and prepared to take it in from there, but a lost fumble put an end to that idea, and the Rockets responded with a 14-play, 99-yard drive that TC Wilson finished off with 7-yard pass reception from Quinney with ten (10) seconds remaining in the 3rd Quarter. The Quinney PAT was good. With eleven (11) seconds gone in the final period, Reagan, as part of a Strategic Offense Initiative, burned the Rockets with a 75-yard pass play and the PAT followed. Jonathan Batson, however, returned the subsequent kickoff to the Reagan 14-yard line, The Fox took the ball in three (3) plays later, and the 2-point pass play from Waldon to Wilson was good. The Rattlers lost only one (1) fumble and had no INT’s as part of a 9-of-20 effort for 196 air yards, and they also scorched the Rockets with 151 yards on the ground. They also had three (3) punts for a 42.3-yard average. The Rockets, on the other hand, did not need to punt, and they also had no changes of possession via turnover, either, as they had none whatever. Quinney was 3-for-5 passing, while Waldon was an immaculate 4-for-4. Combined, they completed passes for 174 air yards. The ground team picked up 265 yards with all but eight (8) yards split almost evenly between Campbell, Fox, Wilson, and Quinney. The Rattlers only had ten (10) yards of penalties on two (2) infractions, while the Rockets only had one (1) for twelve (12) yards.

Lee (4-6, 2-5)
October 26, 2002: Blossom
The Rockets were able to obtain an early "GO" for the postseason as a result of this Saturday evening meeting with the Volunteers. Although the Vols entered with a 4-3 season record and were 2-2 in District 26-5A, this goose-egg meeting was over the moment it started---literally----as the Rockets’ Batson returned the opening kickoff 81 yards and Quinney added the PAT. The Rockets would be perfect on all of their PAT’s, two (2) more of which came in the opening period. Kyle Fox scored the next TD for the Rockets on a 16-yard run, and Shawn Small would haul in a 10-yard pass for a TD from Waldon. Brandon Coleman and Earl Brown added two (2) additional TD’s in the 2nd Quarter, and Brown would then close out the scoring in the 3rd Quarter with a 19-yard run with "four zeros" on the clock. Lee experienced no turnovers whatever, but four (4) punts for a 21-yard average probably did nothing to help their cause. They picked up 93 yards on the ground and, as is frequently the case when these two (2) teams meet, the Vols picked up decent yardage through the air, in this case 114 yards on a 7-of-23 passing effort. The Rockets didn’t exactly set the world on fire with their single 26-yard punt, but apparently this didn’t hurt them too much. Quinney and Waldon were 5-of-7 in passing for 74 yards, and the ground unit provided 271 yards, of which 183 on 17 carries belonged to Kyle Fox, in only his Sophomore season. The Rockets were quickly discovering that things were fun when The Fox was on the run.

Madison (8-2, 5-2)
November 1, 2002: Converse
12000 witnesses converged in Converse to view this Friday evening contest for sole possession of 1st place in 26-5A. The Rockets got on the board first with 64 seconds gone in the game when Titus Brothers hit an intended Mav receiver just as he was catching the ball, which then allowed Chris Griffin to snatch the ball instead and return it 55 yards for paydirt. The PAT failed, however. On the Rockets’ first time on offense, Chancy Campbell cashed in on a 32-yard pass reception from Quinney, the PAT by Quinney was good this time, and the Rockets led 13-0 with 2:46 remaining in the opening period. Gary Green then narrowed the advantage somewhat with a 2-yard run, Brandon Logan added the PAT, and the score was 13-7 in the Rockets’ favor with 107 seconds gone in the 2nd Quarter. With 6:19 left in the Half, Griffin blocked the Mavs’ punt, Brothers scooped it up and took it in from 25 yards out, and the PAT upped the count to 20-7. The Mavs’ Jerad Pierson needed to be taken off on a stretcher and sent to the hospital in what at first appeared to be a serious injury. It wasn’t nearly as serious as feared; nevertheless, he would be kept overnight as a precaution, which was disproportionately longer than he wanted to stay since, according to Mav Coach Jim Streety, "he wanted to run off the field," and in fact wanted badly to remain in the game. Once play resumed, the Mavs would score with 4:20 left, on a 36-yard run by Jacob Gutierrez that capped a 6-play, 61-yard drive. Logan was once again good with the PAT. The Rockets then responded on their next possession, and TC Wilson scored on a 12-yard pass from Quinney with 56 seconds remaining, but the run for two (2) points was unsuccessful. The Mavs then beat the clock, and Logan connected on a 37-yard FG with "four zeros" on the 1st Half clock.

The Mavericks picked up where they left off in beginning the 2nd Half, with Jacob Gutierrez taking off on a 42-yard run and Logan drilling the PAT at the 8:38 mark of the 3rd Quarter to narrow the Rocket advantage to 26-24. The Rockets, however, would score two (2) consecutive 1-yard TD runs:

The PAT after the first of those was successful; the other one was not, and the Rockets led 39-24. The Mavs answered quickly with a 20-yard pass from Zach Wilson to Clifford Davidson with 5:20 to go, but the pass for two (2) points was unsuccessful. The Mavericks closed the gap still further with 49 seconds remaining with a 2-yard run by Green, who was kept out of much of the 2nd Half after he separated his shoulder on his first carry of the 3rd Quarter. The Logan kick was good. One kick that wasn’t good, however, was the Mavs’ ensuing onside kick, which failed because the zebras ruled that it was illegally touched before it went the required (10) yards, and the Rockets were able to run out the clock.

The Mavs picked up 305 yards on the ground, with Gutierrez contributing 152 of those on 14 carries. They also netted 129 yards through the air, which came as a result of a 6-of-16 passing effort that also involved two (2) INT’s. The Mavs lost no fumbles whatever, and only had three (3) infractions that were assessed only 15 yards total, but a blood-curdling 9-yard average on two (2) punts probably didn’t help their cause any. The Rockets, on the other hand, experienced no turnovers and, although they didn’t particularly set the world on fire either with their punts, did better than the Mavs with a 3-kick, 29.7-yard average. The Rockets picked up 44 yards through the air, which came as part of a 2-of-9 effort. On the ground, the Rockets netted 306 yards----nearly identical to the Mavs’ total-----with Campbell getting 184 of that on 19 totes, and the balance distributed between four (4) other ball carriers.

Roosevelt (7-3, 5-2)
November 9, 2002: Blossom
This sunny, clear-sky Saturday afternoon meeting at Blossom got off to a somewhat slow start, with the Rockets getting on the board first with a 44-yard FG by Evan Wehrle at the 5:06 mark of the opening stanza for that period’s only score. With five (5) seconds gone in the 2nd Quarter, Chancy Campbell cashed in on a 3-yard run, but the PAT was blocked. TR then responded quickly with a 33-yard return on the kickoff by Richard Luckey, and on the next play Carlos McFall hooked up with Leonard Roundtree for a 35-yard pass play for the TD only nineteen (19) seconds after Campbell ’s score. On the ensuing drive, however, the Rockets stayed on the ground for all of 84 yards in obtaining a 1-yard QB sneak by Quinney for the TD, and with the Wehrle PAT the Rockets led 16-7 at the 9:15 mark of the 2nd Quarter. TR then closed the gap to 16-10 on a 25-yard FG by Zak Michalik with 3:42 left in the 1st Half. A short, 25-yard Rocket punt set the Riders up at the Rocket 40-yard line, but with 71 seconds remaining Daryl Carle intercepted McFall’s pass at the Rocket 36. From there the Rockets drove down to increase their advantage with a 26-yard pass from Quinney to Andre Williams, and the Quinney run for two (2) points gave the Rockets a 24-10 advantage with 14 ticks left before the break.

The Rockets then continued their surge in the 3rd Quarter, running 22 plays while TR could only manage seven (7). Much of this damage was caused when the Rockets recovered a fumble at the TR 45-yard line on the kickoff to start the 2nd Half. The Rockets punted on the possession, but soon thereafter Jason Castillo got an INT that put the Rockets back in business for a 58-yard drive that ended with a 1-yard run by Campbell and a Quinney kick with 2:42 remaining in the penultimate period of the regular season. The Rockets followed this up with a 65-yard drive that The Fox finished off with a 2-yard run for the TD and, with 7:41 remaining, Quinney’s PAT finished the Rockets’ scoring for the day. The Riders would narrow the gap with an 8-yard run by McFall with 210 seconds remaining, and Michalik’s PAT provided the final point for TR in the regular season. The Riders, as the 3rd-seed team behind the Mavericks, nevertheless had a "GO" for the post-season, as did the Rockets; consequently, both teams parted ways with something to look forward to.

The 2002 5A Division I Playoffs (involving Judson)

Region I

1st Round

2nd Round

Reg. I Final

2nd Round

1st Round

Lubbock Coronado 24
(5-5)

 

 

 

Arl. Lamar 35
(9-1)

EP Montwood 0
(5-4)

 

 

 

Trinity 14
(9-1)

 

Midland 38

Midland 42

Lamar 56

 

 

Coronado 10

Lamar 28

Coppell 0

 

Midland 31
(8-2)

 

 

 

Coppell 28
(7-3)

Duncanville 28
(8-2)

 

 

 

Irving 14
(7-3)

Region II

1st Round

2nd Round

Reg. II Final

2nd Round

1st Round

Plano East 17
(7-3)

 

 

 

ACM 20
(8-2)

Skyline 14
(5-5)

 

 

 

RR Westwood 7
(7-3)

 

Lee 24

Lee 21

ACM 31

 

 

Plano East 14

ACM 17

The Woodlands 0

 

Tyler Lee 21
(7-3)

 

 

 

The Woodlands 21
(6-4)

Mesquite 14
(5-5)

 

 

 

Cy-Fair 14
(7-3)

Region III

1st Round

2nd Round

Reg. III Final

2nd Round

1st Round

Houston Lamar 38
(8-2)

 

 

 

Eisenhower 38
(8-2)

Houston Austin 6
(3-7)

 

 

 

Kingwood 14
(3-7)

 

Elsik 28

Elsik 44

Eisenhower 38

 

 

Lamar 10

Eisenhower 29

North Shore 37

 

Elsik 41
(6-3)

 

 

 

North Shore 41
(10-0)

Dulles 13
(8-2)

 

 

 

Clear Creek 21
(9-0)

Region IV

1st Round

2nd Round

Reg. IV Final

2nd Round

1st Round

Judson 17
(9-1)

 

 

 

Victoria Memorial 29
(6-4)

Bowie 16
(9-1)

 

 

 

Eagle Pass 0
(8-2)

 

Judson 27

Judson 58

Memorial 38

 

 

Clark 20

Memorial 21

Rowe 7

 

Clark 43
(7-3)

 

 

 

Rowe 36
(6-4)

East Central 40
(5-5)

 

 

 

Harlingen 26
(9-1)

Semifinals
Midland 24 Tyler Lee 14
Judson 30 Elsik 21

Final
Judson 33 Midland 32

Bowie (9-1, 6-1)
November 16, 2002: Buda
The Bulldogs, fielding one of their strongest teams to date in posting a 9-1 record in the same UIL District as the Westlake Chaparrals, posed a stiff challenge to the Rockets in this Saturday afternoon meeting that would take place in Buda at Hays Consolidated High School’s recently-upgraded stadium. Needless to say, what happened in 1996 in Converse was still on everyone’s mind entering this contest. The opening period would end scoreless, but midway through the 2nd period, the Bulldogs were driving, but on 4th-and-2 at the Rocket 41-yard line, Marvin Baker sequestered Michael Griffin for a 1-yard loss. Shortly thereafter the Rockets drove down for a 35-yard Quinney FG to open the scoring with 3:31 to play in the Half, and the lead would hold up at the intermission. Late in the 3rd Quarter the ‘Dogs got on the board with a 1-yard run by Griffin, the Robin Greene PAT was good, and Bowie led with 3:58 to go in the 3rd period. The lead lasted only 36 seconds, however, as the Rockets responded quickly, with Kyle Fox zipping 39 yards for the TD, and Quinney drilling the PAT. The Bulldogs, however, tied things up with a 41-yard FG by Griffin with 6:59 left in regulation. Neither team was able to get very far on any of their next couple of drives with time running down, and with "four zeros" on the clock, the Rockets dodged a bullet that would have summarily terminated their Division I moon mission when Titus Brothers blocked Green’s 54-yard FG attempt; consequently, and the Rockets were about to experience their first post-season overtime game since the overtime rule was inaugurated in 1996 (there’s that year again).

The Rockets went first in the initial OT but failed to produce. Robin Green then attempted a 39-yard FG for the ‘Dogs, but Brandan Jackson gave the Rockets’ post-season lunar mission a continued lease on life by tipping the kick. It was Bowie ’s turn to go first in the 2nd OT, and they took the lead on a 16-yard aerial hookup from Marcus Griffin to Kelon Davis, but Jackson came through one (1) more time by deflecting the PAT. This gave the Rockets the opening they needed. It wasn’t easy, though. The Rockets had 4th-and-1 at the Bulldog 4-yard line, and with somewhat sluggish thrusters---courtesy of the Bulldog defense------all through this opening post-season translunar injection burn, the possibility was high that the Rockets would fail to achieve the desired escape velocity in time to make their trajectory window necessary to continue their mission. An abort was just around the corner. Fortunately, after the FOD and the Flight Crew conferred with a timeout, they devised a workable solution to get the amount of remaining thrust necessary by giving the ball to TC Wilson, who picked up the necessary yard. Shortly thereafter, Wilson took it in from the 3-yard line, Quinney toed the PAT for the win, and with literally no time left, the Rockets were given a "GO" to continue.

The Bulldogs picked up 211 yards on the ground in this encounter with the Rockets, with Michael Griffin, who would soon be suiting up for the Longhorns’ eventual National Championship squad, contributing all of that on 36 carries. The ‘Dogs also netted 69 yards through the air on a 6-of-15 effort and no INT’s. The Bulldogs also had zero (0) lost fumbles. The Rockets, meanwhile, also had zero (0) lost fumbles, but experienced two (2) INT’s that came as part of a 1-of-10 passing effort for the day. On the ground, the Rockets picked up 244 yards, with Fox getting 100 on 14 carries, and the balance of the hard-earned yards contributed by six (6) other participants.

Clark (7-3, 5-2)
November 22, 2002: Alamodome
"Coogs in Space: The Millennial Edition." If having to deal with "‘Dogs in Space" the week before weren’t enough, the Rockets would discover in a Friday evening visit to the Alamodome that they had some old friends as mid-deck stowaways, and of course they needed to deal with them successfully if their mission were to continue unencumbered. The Cougars opened the scoring with a 3-yard pass from Andy Padron to Kyle Ingraham with 2:27 remaining in the 1st Quarter, and Holt Storrie’s PAT was good. The Rockets quickly answered with a 2-yard run by TC Wilson and a Quinney PAT with 46 seconds gone in the 2nd period. The Cougars would then regain the lead on a 26-yard Storrie FG at the 8:46 mark of the 2nd Quarter, but the Rockets scored a TD on a 1-yard run by TC Wilson with 89 seconds left in the Half. Quinney was good on the PAT, as he also would be shortly thereafter when, with 16 seconds remaining he drilled a 24-yard FG to give the Rockets a 17-10 lead at the Half.

The Cougars then tied things up with a 19-yard run for the TD by Jerrell Wilkerson and a Storrie PAT at the 8:37 mark of the 3rd period, and the Rockets regained the lead with Quinney’s second FG of the day---a 37-yarder----with 4:30 left in the 3rd Quarter. The Cougars came right back, however, and with three (3) seconds gone in the final period of regulation Storrie provided his second FG of the day----a 22-yarder. The Rockets then attempted to end things in regulation by attempting a Quinney FG from 35 yards out with five (5) seconds remaining but, as reported by the Express-News, it "sailed left of the upright," and the Rockets entered into a dejavu experience as they began their second-consecutive post-season OT scenario, as the danger was just as real as it was six (6) days earlier in Buda. These particular cats were proving exceptionally sassy, were not cooperating, and were still very much ready to give the Rocket Flight Crew a severe case of cat scratch fever that could cause their mission to be aborted in the same manner that a bad case of a 24-hour stomach virus early in Apollo 8’s translunar coast threatened at one point to cause the FOD to consider executing a difficult turn-around abort. That was just about where the Rockets were here. But not just yet.

The Coogs won the toss, but chose to start on defense. Chancy Campbell provided two (2) 10-yard runs to start the OT, TC Wilson took it in from the 5-yard line on the third play, and Quinney nailed the PAT. It was then the Cougars’ turn. On the first play Padron connected with Ingraham for a 14-yard pick-up. On the next three (3) plays, however, they picked up only five (5) yards, and were looking at 4th-and-5 at the Rocket 6-yard line. The pass to Ingraham almost made it, but Titus Brothers was there to break things up, and in the nick of time the Rockets once more bagged the still-squirming cats and stowed them in the lower equipment bay for safe-keeping, pending their release after the mission.

The Cougars experienced no turnovers whatever in this tussle with the Rocket Flight Crew. They picked up 119 yards through the air as part of an 11-of-19 effort, and they netted 182 yards on the ground, with Sophomore Jerrell Wilkerson contributing 111 of those yards on 22 carries. The Cougars also averaged 33.5 yards on two (2) punts, and were assessed for only 25 yards worth of infractions. The Rockets, meanwhile, had only two (2) penalties for ten (10) yards, and they had no punts whatever. The changes of possession occurred primarily following scores, but unfortunately also via two (2) lost fumbles and one (1) INT that came as part of a 1-of-7 effort through the air that netted 23 yards. The real damage, however, took place on the ground, where they picked up 348 yards. Kyle Fox got 151 of those on 18 carries, while Chancy Campbell contributed 127 yards on 19 totes. The balance was picked up by four (4) other ball carriers.

Victoria Memorial (6-4, 4-1)
November 29, 2002: Alamodome
"Snakes on a Plane." How 'bout "Snakes in the Spaceship?" The Rocket Flight Crew had some Vipers that came along on this post-season translunar coast for one of those life science DTO's that could only be conducted between the earth and the moon. The inherent danger of this particular test, however, was such that it needed to be completed flawlessly by the Flight Crew and their FOD, or the entire mission could be literally terminated on the spot. Instead, the Rocket Flight Crew did a good job of terminating the Vipers in this Thanksgiving Friday evening meeting in the Alamodome. Joel Waldon connected with Brian Robinson for a 40-yard pass play to put the Rockets up at the 7:38 mark of the opening period, and the Quinney PAT was good. Later in the Quarter, TC Wilson and Quinney increased the lead to 14-0 with a 1-yard run and a PAT, respectively, this with 31 seconds remaining. With the Vipers back on offense, the Rockets got some additional points, with 57 seconds gone in the 2nd Quarter, when a bad snap sailed out of the end-zone for a Safety. The Rockets took full advantage of the ensuing possession following the Free Kick, and scored another TD on a 28-yard hook-up from Waldon to Brandon Coleman precisely 60 seconds after the Safety, and the Quinney kick gave the Rockets a 23-0 advantage. The Vipers, with negative 24 yards in total offense, then got untracked somewhat, driving down and scoring on a 14-yard pass from Nick Burns to Eric Rodriguez, and the PAT was good at the 7:25 mark of the 2nd Quarter. The Rockets nevertheless picked up where they left off offensively, the Waldon-to-Robinson connection worked once more, with 3:41 left in the Half, with a 6-yard pass for the TD, and Quinney was once more good with the PAT. The Vipers, who were starting to make a move somewhat, nevertheless had to punt after making another drive into Rocket territory, and the punt was blocked and returned 70 yards by Eddie Goodson for another TD, the Quinney kick was good, and the Rockets led 37-7 with 2:27 left in the Half.

This particular "Snakes in Space" DTO entered its more dangerous phase as the 2nd Half got underway, with the Vipers driving downfield to narrow the gap with a 17-yard pass from Burns to Bennie Stanley, and a successful PAT at the 8:57 mark of the 3rd period. The Rockets then fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Garrett Ryback picked it up and returned it 22 yards for the score, the PAT was good and within a span of 13 seconds the Vipers had narrowed the gap to 37-21. The Flight Crew and the FOD then responded when they needed to in getting the snakes under control and finishing the experiment, flawlessly executing an 11-play, 67-yard drive that Chancy Campbell finished off with a 14-yard run, the Quinney PAT was good, and with 96 seconds left in the penultimate period, the Rockets had a 44-7 advantage. The Rockets then wrapped up this experiment with two (2) additional TD's and two (2) additional PAT's:

The Vipers were limited to a net of only 24 yards on the ground, although they did pick up 219 yards through the air as part of a 19-of-46 effort that also experienced two (2) INT's. The Vipers had a 5-punt, 36.4-yard average, and did not lost any fumbles. The Rockets, on the other hand, lost two (2) fumbles although they did have a workable 38.5-yard average with their two (2) punts. Through the air they picked up 106 yards on 6-of-11 passes and no INT's, while on the ground they netted 382 yards, with Campbell getting 126 on 24 carries, The Fox contributing 105 on 16 carries, and the balance distributed between four (4) others. More importantly, it allowed the Flight Crew to bottle up the Vipers, stow them below the mid-deck (in order to keep them separate from the Coogs they had bagged in the lower equipment bay), and prepare to enter into Lunar Orbit, in "Judson Rocket speak" known as a trip to the Semi-finals.

Elsik (6-3, 5-1)
December 7, 2002: Alamodome
There are no easy wins.....you don't win by accident
Flight Director Jim Rackley to the
Express-News

It appeared at first that the Rockets would have another lunar orbital encounter with the Eisenhower Eagles, but the Elsik Rams had something else to say about this when these two (2) met at Tully Stadium; hence in dispatching the Eagles the Alief-area Rams joined their next-door-neighbor Hastings Bears in making it to the next round of the playoffs in their respective divisions. The Bears would go down against the Katy Tigers to set up a Division II Semi-final meeting in San Marcos the following week with Smithson Valley, who defeated Madison 28-27 in the Alamodome. A few hours later in the Alamodome, the Rockets, hoping to pick up a "GO" for landing, set for Noon the following Saturday, squared off against Elsik,. The Rams scored first on a 2-yard run by Mitch Odom and a Rafael Meza PAT with 4:08 remaining in the opening period. The Rockets answered with a 1-yard Campbell run and Quinney PAT with 93 seconds gone in the 2nd Quarter, and they took the lead with a 32-yard Quinney FG with 37 seconds remaining in the Half.

The Rams quickly regained the lead in two (2) plays to start the 2nd Half: A 33-yard pickup by QB Rashawn Jefferson, and a 36-yard run by Ray Miller for the score. The Meza kick was good, and the Rams were back in front on a 14-10 count with 35 seconds gone in the 3rd Quarter. The Rams' next possessions, however, weren't as pretty-looking. Eddie Goodson snatched an INT for the Rockets----who would get another INT in the 2nd Half as well----on the 1st play of the Rams' next series, and on the Rams' next series, the Rams botched a fake punt on 4th-and-11 when the snap was bad, and had to recover for a 10-yard loss that of course gave the Rockets the ball anyway. Meanwhile, the Rockets were able to regain the lead, at the 6:44 mark, on a 10-yard run by Campbell and Quinney kick and, with 38 seconds remaining in the 3rd Quarter, a 6-yard Campbell run that Quinney once again followed up with a successful PAT. The second score was set up four (4) plays earlier on a 4th-and-9 play when Quinney, under pressure, threw a low pass that TC Wilson caught, as described by the Express-News, "off his shoelaces in stride and raced the final yards to earn a first down by inches." Nineteen (19) seconds later, however, the Rams responded with a 76-yard Miller run and Meza kick to narrow the Judson advantage to 24-21 as the 3rd Quarter expired. The Rams were forced to "go for it" on 4th Down on their next two (2) possessions, they were unsuccessful on both attempts, and one of those situations facilitated a rather short drive for the Rockets' final score, which came on a 25-yard run by Larinso Dial with 4:25 remaining in the game. The PAT, however, failed but the Rockets were able to hang on for the win and pick up the much-coveted "GO" for the Finals.

The Rams picked up 68 yards through the air on 6-of-18 passes and two (2) INT's. On the ground, they netted 298 yards, with Miller getting 163 on 19 totes, and Jefferson contributing 129 yards on 14 snaps. They lost one (1) fumble, and also committed some rather silly infractions at times that resulted in six (6) penalties for 50 yards. A 2-punt, 40-yard average nevertheless helped mitigate some of this. The Rockets, meanwhile, committed only three (3) infractions for 15 yards in penalty assessments, and a 2-punt, 35-yard average gave the defense something to work with. Waldon and Quinney combined for completions on 9-of-18 passes and no (ie, zero) INT's for 143 yards in pickups through the air, while on the ground the Rockets netted 283 yards, with Campbell contributing 188 on 31 carries, and the balance distributed between Wilson, Dial, Waldon, The Fox, and Quinney.

Midland (7-3, 3-2)
December 14, 2002: Alamodome

…if you had one shot, one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted
One moment…..
Would you capture it or just let it slip?
"Lose Yourself" by
Marshall Mathers (aka Eminem)

The training was such that by the time you finished the process, you had the confidence that, given a few minutes, you could solve any problem. That’s all there was to it. And it didn’t matter what the size, what the magnitude, what the origin of the problem was. The fact was you could solve any problem that came up.
Real Life NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz articulating a literal version of rocket pride. The Judson Rockets were about to give fresh relevance to this basic philosophy

2002 Midland Bulldogs: 12-3

Lubbock Coronado

15-7

EP Montwood

28-0

EP Andress

35-14

Lubbock Monterey

20-17

Amarillo

28-6

Abilene Cooper

(20T) 42-45

Abilene

14-28

Permian

49-26

Odessa

28-6

Midland Lee

49-0

Playoff Games

Duncanville

31-28

Lubbock Coronado

38-10

Arlington Lamar

42-28

Tyler Lee

24-14

Judson

32-33

 

2002 Midland Bulldogs

Starting Offense

 

Starting Defense

7

Ryan Rowland

Sr.

200

QB

 

2

Herb City

Sr.

190

DB

19

Eric Lara

Sr.

185

WR

 

5

Ryan Bose

Sr.

170

DB

22

TJ Barber

Sr.

180

RB

 

10

Daniel Stovall

Jr.

200

E

43

Jason Crownover

Sr.

180

K

 

13

Jeff Stones

Sr.

170

P

45

Wade Koehl

Sr.

205

RB

 

17

Casey Zachry

Sr.

215

LB

50

Tres Watson

Sr.

230

C

 

20

Ty Seeker

Sr.

165

DB

65

Victor Jordan

Sr.

270

RG

 

31

Matt Simmons

Sr.

180

DB

72

Cody Seth

Sr.

210

RT

 

34

Olie Fitts

Jr.

205

 

74

Josh Morris

Sr.

275

LT

 

45

Wade Koehl

Sr.

205

LB

78

Buck Wallace

Jr.

290

LG

 

52

Taylor Lange

Sr.

220

T

81

Zack Sledge

Sr.

165

WR

 

58

Alton Redic

Sr.

260

T

89

Trevor Forbes

Sr.

200

TE

 

99

Tyler Yenzer

Sr.

225

E

Head Coach

 Craig Yenzer

Trust. Pride. Commitment. Integrity. As reported by Fox Sports Southwest during the live television coverage of the Bulldogs’ meeting with the Rockets, Craig Yenzer and his coaches had built a winner at Hereford around these basic concepts, and in only one (1) season had now done the same for Midland. The Bulldogs entered the playoffs as the 3rd-place team in the fabled "Little Southwest Conference," the same District from which the Midland Lee Rebels, with Cedric Benson, had just recently captured three (3) consecutive State Titles. They needed to beat the Rebels in the final game of the regular season in order to enter the playoffs, and they thoroughly demolished them in the process. More significantly, it set the stage for the Bulldogs’ first trip to the post-season since 1951. Interestingly, during the Thanksgiving holidays two (2) weeks earlier, the Dawgs had already made a trip to the Alamodome where they defeated the venerable Arlington Lamar Vikings coached by long-time coach Eddie Peach.

The Rockets, albeit no strangers to a football version of a Final Exam, had never actually had one (1) in the Alamo City, but that was about to change on this mild, sun-soaked December day. Following their Converse Police escort for the 12-mile drive downtown, the Rockets made final preps to take their Division I moon mission "downtown" for the Powered Descent and landing in front of the 20000 witnesses.

Johnathan Batson took Jason Crownover's kickoff and returned it to the Bulldog 46-yard line, giving the Rockets' a hot start on the ignition. Chancy Campbell carried for three (3) yards on the first play from scrimmage, but the 2nd-Down play was an incomplete pass by Dustin Quinney, the next play saw Quinney's pass batted down by Tyler Yenzer, and it was punting time for the Rockets. Starting from the Dawg 20-yard line after the Quinney kick went into the endzone, TJ Barber picked up four (4) yards on Midland's first offensive play. On 2nd Down Ryan Rowland connected with Zack Sledge for an air pickup to the 29-yard line, and on 3rd-and-1 the Dawgs converted on a pitchout to Barber that advanced the ball to the Dawg 46, where Titus Brothers put a stop to it any further incursions---for now. On the next play Reginald Lowery stuffed the Dawgs for a 1-yard loss following Rowland's shovel pass to Barber, but the Dawgs made up for that on the following play with an end-around run by Zack Sledge that went to the Rocket 46-yard line. On 3rd-and-2 Barber converted for still one (1) more chain-mover by carrying to the Judson 40, but once more on 1st Down the Rocket Defense redeemed itself when Lowry, Brandan Jackson and Aaron Ivey stuffed Rowland and pushed him back to the 44. On 2nd Down Rowland's pass to Sledge fell incomplete, but on 3rd-and-14 Rowland connected with Eric Lara for a pickup down to the Judson 27-yard line, and Rowland followed that up with an option keeper to the 16. TJ Barber took the ball in from there on the ensuing play by slashing through the Rocket Defense, evading and breaking several tackles along the way. Crownover was good on the PAT and the Dawgs were on top 7-0 at the 6:13 mark of the opening period.

Kyle Fox took Crownover's kickoff, returning it out to the 21-yard line. With Joel Waldon in at QB on this series, TC Wilson carried to the 27 on 1st Down, but on 2nd Down he was stopped for no gain. On 3rd Down Waldon's pitch bounced off of Andre Williams, Wade Koehl picked the bouncing ball up off the carpet and ran it in from the 13-yard line. On the PAT, however, Crownover's rhythm was disrupted when he apparently stubbed his toe on the carpet, holder and backup QB Jason Russell, trying to make the best of the situation, rolled out to attempt a pass for two (2) points but he got nailed; hence the Bulldog advantage remained at 13-0 with 5:03 remaining in the Quarter.

Fully accepting the challenge with intentions of winning, Kyle Fox took the kickoff from Crownover once more, this time advancing it to midfield. Crownover made the stop, but he also got a piece of The Fox's facemask, which advanced the ball to the Midland 45-yard line. On 1st down Wilson carried to the 39-yard line, and he also carried on the next two (2) plays to move the chains and give the Rockets a First Down at the Dawg 33. After Wilson converted, Campbell took Quinney's pitchout and advanced the ball to the 21, but he got stuffed by Herb City for only a pickup of two (2) yards on the next play. On 3rd Down, however, Quinney, seeing that no one was open, took off down to the 12-yard line, and Wilson converted with a 1-yard pickup to put the Rockets in business at the 11, and on 1st Down Campbell took it in from there to narrow the gap. Quinney toed the PAT to narrow the gap further, and but the Dawgs still had the lead at 13-7 with 2:34 left in the 1st Quarter.

Ryan Rose returned Elbel's kickoff up to the 25-yard line. Rowland, after he faked the handoff and instead rolled out to throw, instead got stuffed by Marvin Baker on 1st Down, a shovel pass to Barber likewise netted very little after Lowry had something to say about it for the Rockets, and in fairly short order Jeff Jones came in to punt. Jason Castillo took the punt at the Rocket 38-yard line, on 1st Down Campbell carried up to the 42, and time expired on the opening period of play. Campbell opened the 2nd period with two (2) consecutive short gainers to bring the Rockets to midfield and a First Down from where Waldon launched a pass to Andre Williams, who hauled it in along the sidelines at the 11-yard line. The Dawg defense stiffened thereafter, yielding a hard-earned yard by Campbell on 1st Down. On 2nd Down Shawn Small was unable to hang onto a reception in the endzone, on 3rd Down Waldon got the pass off under pressure and the pass, intended for Brandon Coleman, was broken up by Ryan Rose. After a 5-yard delay of game infraction for the Rockets, Quinney nailed the FG from 32 yards out and the Rockets had had arrowed the gap to 13-10 with 115 seconds gone in the 2nd period. The Dawgs returned Elbel's kickoff out to the 31-yard line and on the first play thereafter Barber advanced things to the Midland 42. On subsequent 1st Down Daryl Carle made the stop on Rowland's keeper for two (2) yards, but on the play thereafter Sledge hauled in Rowland's rollout pass at the Rocket 36-yard line. On 1st Down Koehl sprinted down to the 8-yard line and Barber followed that up with a gainer to the Rocket 1-yard line. The Dawgs got an apparent TD on the following play, at the 7:50 mark of the 2nd Quarter, but an illegal motion penalty wiped it out. The next play would see Rowland start to pitch the ball out to Koehl, but instead make a late pitch toward Barber. The pitch, however, went awry and Shannon Anderson was in position to recover for the Rockets at the 11-yard line.

With Quinney directing the attack on this series, he picked up two (2) yards, and Campbell advanced the ball out to the 16-yard line on 2nd Down. On 3rd Down Quinney launched a pass to Coleman, who caught it at the Judson 45-yard line and advanced it from there down to the Bulldog 40. Quinney's 1st-Down pass, however, was broken up by Herb City, his pass on 2nd Down also went incomplete when TC Wilson couldn't lock onto the pass, a 3rd-Down pass suffered a similar fate, and hence Quinney punted to the Midland 9-yard line. On 1st Down Koehl carried the ball to the 14-yard line, but the ball got stripped away and Berlon Jones recovered for the Rockets at the 13-yard line. Not looking a gift horse in the mouth, Campbell took it in on the 1st play, Quinney's PAT was good, and the Rockets had their first lead of the day at 17-13 with 5:27 remaining in the 1st Half.

Brandon Coleman made the stop for the Rockets on the Dawgs' concomitant kickoff return, and Midland went to work from their own 33-yard line. On 1st Down Carle stopped Rowland at the end of a 4-yard pickup, but on 2nd Down Barber moved the chains as a result of a gainer out to the 44-yard line. Barber took the ball up the middle on the next play, advancing to the Rocket 48-yard line, and Koehl picked up still one (1) more First Down for the Dawgs with a 1-yard pickup to the Rocket 43. The subsequent play saw Barber carry to the Rocket 34-yard line. From there Rowland faked a handoff but instead went to the air, and Titus Brothers was flagged for Pass Interference near the goal line. This advanced the ball to the 19-yard line, but Carle rose to the occasion and nailed Sledge on the following play for very little gain by the Bulldogs. On still one (1) more play fake by Rowland, Berlon Jackson stuffed him, jarring the ball loose. Brandon Jackson was ready and waiting to recover the bouncing ball for the Rockets. On 1st Down from the Midland 33-yard line Quinney faked to Campbell but instead hit TC Wilson for an aerial hookup that advanced the Rockets to the Midland 20-yard line, where Herb City made the stop. From there Campbell carried to the 17-yard line and once more Herb City made the stop. Not to be delayed nor denied, Campbell took it all the way on the subsequent draw play, Quinney nailed the PAT, and the Rocket lead was up to 24-13 with 58 seconds remaining in the Half.

Ryan Rose took the kickoff for the Dawgs, the ball popped out at the end of the play, but Midland retained possession at the 18-yard line. The Rockets had all three (3) of their timeouts remaining and they used all of them in order to get one (1) final shot before the break. The Dawgs were quite cooperative in that regard, getting very little and furthermore hurting their cause with a holding penalty. Hence, with eleven (11) seconds left, Midland punted and Batson took the punt and returned it to the Midland 11-yard line where time expired in the 1st Half. Thus far, this particular Final Exam was shaping up as so many involving the Rockets had up to this point----dramatic, with some inauspicious moments and some relatively breath-taking responses to adversity.

The Rockets came out of the break with full intentions of completing their Division I moon mission and this process got underway with Elbel’s kickoff, which was taken by Ryan Rose and returned to the Midland 32. In spite of the Rockets’ plans, the Dawgs got off to a good start, with Barber carrying to the 36 on the first play from scrimmage and Rowland getting to the 40 on an option keeper. The Rockets responded on 3rd Down, however, by stopping Barber cold, the Bulldogs elected to punt, and Jason Castillo took it for the Rockets at the Judson 24-yard line. On 1st Down Wilson carried to the 27, and then Campbell zipped down to the Midland 30-yard line. The play, however, was called back on an illegal motion call. Quinney, directing the offense on this series, completed a play action pass to Wilson to move the Rockets out to the 35-yard line. The Rockets, however, had to burn a timeout before the next snap because the play was not set. Campbell, nevertheless, picked up the 1st Down by carrying to the Rocket 41. On the next play Campbell was stopped for no gain, but on 3rd Down Quinney stumbled but maintained his balance and scrambled to the midfield stripe. Wilson carried to the Midland 47-yard line on First Down, Campbell then moved the ball to the 44 but he could not turn the corner on 3rd Down, and consequently Quinney punted into the endzone and the Dawgs started their second series of the 2nd Half from their 20-yard line. On the first play Rowland was nearly brought down early but he instead managed to get the pass off to Barber, who hauled it in at the Midland 47-yard line. The Dawgs next advanced down to the Rocket 29-yard line. On the subsequent 1st Down play, however, they were stopped for no gain. On 2nd Down the Dawgs nevertheless continued the drive with an end-around handoff to Michael Smith, who carried to the Rocket 16-yard line where Brandan Jackson brought him down. On the next play, Jason Russell caught Rowland’s pass down the middle, at the 1-yard line, and took it in from there for the score. Aaron Ivey, however, nailed Rowland on the 2-point try, and the Rockets still led 24-19 at the 6:02 mark of the penultimate period.

Jason Castillo fielded the kickoff, returning it out to the 20-yard line. A blocking below the waist infraction, however, set the Rockets back to the 10-yard line and Waldon came in to direct this particular series. The 1st Down play was dead on arrival and an illegal shift call backed the Rockets up to their own 5-yard line. The Rockets nevertheless got out of the hole big-time on the next play when Campbell took off on their legendary sprint draw play and dashed out to the Rocket 49-yard line, where Herb City made the stop. Waldon’s 1st Down pass to Siamak Chabokrow, unfortunately, was too high. On 2nd Down Waldon hooked up with Brian Robinson at the Midland 39-yard line and on the ensuing carry Campbell moved things down to the 33-yard line. On 2nd Down Campbell carried to the 16, and he followed this up with a penetration to the 8-yard line. No one was home to take Waldon’s pass on the next play, so he took off down to the 5-yard line, from where on Wilson pushed things to the 3-yard line. On 2nd-and goal Waldon got nothing, Campbell likewise netted zero on 3rd Down, and Quinney’s FG attempt was wide right. Starting from the 20-yard line, Barber moved the Dawgs out to the 25-yard line after taking Rowland’s handoff out of a shotgun formation. Aaron Ivey’s tackle on the play signaled the end of the 3rd Quarter.

The 1st play of the final period saw Barber take an option pitch and get two (2) yards after Daryl Carle made the stop. A pass over the middle went incomplete when it was broken up by Carle, and the Dawgs punted. Batson took Jeff Jones’ punt at the Rocket 27-yard line and returned it up to the 34-yard line. With Quinney in at QB on the series Wilson took the handoff for a 3-yard pickup, and on 2nd Down Wilson took a wrap-around draw to get to the 45 and pick up another chain-mover. After a Rocket gainer to the Judson 48, Campbell was stopped by Alton Redic and Casey Zachry after getting two (2) hard-earned yards. On the following play, no one was open to take the pass, so Quinney took off on a scramble down to the Midland 33-yard line. Campbell got a short gainer to the 31, but on 2nd Down Ryan Rose slowed Brian Robinson’s rhythm just enough so that he couldn’t arrive in time to take Quinney’s pass, on 3rd Down Redic sacked Quinney back to the 36-yard line, and hence Quinney punted.

The pooch-kick punt was taken at the Dawgs’ 12-yard line, but a neutral-zone violation allowed the Dawgs to start from the 22-yard line. On 1st Down Rowland completed a pass to Sledge out to the 32-yard line, and Rowland followed this up with a keeper to the 40. Daryl Carle, however, made a stop on a Barber carry that only yielded two (2) yards. On 3rd Down Barber powered his way through Rocket tackles to pick up a 1st Down at the 44-yard line. Rowland’s 1st-Down pass---earmarked for Michael Smith---was knocked away by Jason Castillo. Rowland, however, kept things moving with an option keeper to the Rocket 47-yard line, with Castillo making the stop. Barber’s 2-yard gainer on the next play also helped keep things moving because it gave the Dawgs still one (1) more 1st Down. On the subsequent play following a pump fake, Rowland launched a pass toward Barber, who caught it at the 18 and took it in from there to put the Dawgs back on top with 4:14 remaining in the game. Rowland, under pressure on the play, got the pass of while Barber, seeing what was happening, took off to get in position for the catch, making it and the breaking a tackle by Titus Brothers to get into the endzone. The 2-point play, however, was no good when Rowland’s pass to Michael Smith was overthrown.

In the real rocket program operated by NASA, the PDI (ie Powered Descent Initiation) maneuver during a moon landing involved numerous phases. The final approach phase---lasting about 150 seconds----would start at ~7000-8000 feet when the Lunar Module would pitch over from a 15-to-25 degree approach angle----used during the main breaking phase----to a more vertical angle that enabled the crew to hone in on their landing site and make any adjustments if the guidance system was targeting them toward an undesirable location. This approach phase was likewise broken into various phases the closer to the surface and the closer to fuel (ie time) depletion the spacecraft got. The Judson Rockets were approaching the terminal phases of their Division I "moon landing," the Bulldogs were giving the Rocket Flight Crew its share of trouble that was at times sending them off course, and the Flight Crew and their FOD had 254 seconds to do something about it. During this particular Rocket mission they were able to secure the Bowie Bulldogs, tie down and bag the Clark Cougars, and finally bottle up some Vipers. They had quite a menagerie, in other words. Now, another set of Dawgs was threatening to force an abort, the stakes were even higher here, and the final few minutes would likewise take place in phases.

Undeterred, accepting the challenge and intending to win, Jason Castillo took the kickoff and returned it to the 31-yard line where he went out of bounds. A facemask call advanced the Rockets out to the 46. On 1st Down, Andre Williams caught Quinney’s pass at the Midland 44-yard line to move the chains. On the subsequent 1st Down the snap was nearly bobbled but Campbell instead took it and evaded numerous tackles to get to the 29-yard line. Campbell then carried to the 26, where Matt Simmons made the stop for Midland. Campbell carried to the 22 on the following play, and Quinney, faking a handoff to Wilson, instead took off and scrambled down to the 14. On 1st Down Wilson took it up the middle to the 10-yard line but on 2nd Down Simmons nailed Campbell for a loss back to the 11-yard line. Quinney was stopped by Simmons for no gain but the play did get a good spot for the impending FG attempt. Quinney, once more taking off his QB hat and putting on his PK hat, nailed it from 27 yards out to give the Rockets a 27-25 lead with 70 seconds of "fuel" left in which to make the Division I "moon landing." The struggle with the Dawgs, however, was not over yet. 70 seconds can be a lot of time, but it also isn’t much time. So, here we go.

Ryan Rose took the kick and returned it out to the 34-yard line-----63 seconds

On 1st Down Rowland, with lots of time, connected with Sledge for a pickup at the Midland 45-yard line-----55 seconds

On the subsequent 1st Down the pass went incomplete, although it was nearly intercepted by Brothers-----41 seconds

On 2nd Down Rowland, under pressure, ran out of bounds up at midfield but he was apparently hit out of bounds, thus advancing the Dawgs to the Rockets’ 35-yard line on the penalty----34 seconds

Rowland completed a pass to Sledge at the 22-yard line. The ball popped out of his hands just as he was coming down during a good hit by Jason Castillo. The officials discussed things for a few seconds to decide whether or not Sledge actually made the catch, but ultimately credited him with the catch----27 seconds

Midland called timeout to decide how to play things next.

When play resumed Rowland got his pass off, Sledge was wide open in the endzone and he made the catch. Crownover’s PAT was good, and the Dawgs had a 32-27 lead-----22 seconds

Now, in the real Apollo moon landings, the first callouts indicating the time left to an abort due to low fuel would be a "low level" call by the flight controller responsible for the Lunar Module (LM) and subsequently handed up to the crew by the CAPCOM. The next call to be passed along to the crew would be "60 seconds," then "30 seconds" and, if necessary, "15 seconds." The LM controller would even be holding and looking at a stopwatch during that 60-second countdown. One (1) major piece of uncertainty, however, was that the time left based on fuel was a best estimate based on telemetry data indicating such things as engine throttle settings, etc. In other words, there was a level of potential error that could prove critical/fatal. Similarly for the Judson Rockets and the game of football, the fact you have 22 seconds left is open to a certain amount of interpretation. You know the amount of time you’ve got left, but you don’t necessarily know how many plays you’re going to have left. Uncertainty, in other words. There were, however, two (2) certainties

Hence, Kyle Fox took the kickoff and, with the help of numerous Bulldog defenders, immediately went down to help conserve as much time as possible for whatever would or could develop next----17 seconds

The FOD called for a maneuver termed "70-up." No time to question it any more than there was time for the real-life FOD and the Apollo 12 Flight Crew to question EECOM John Aaron’s "SCE to AUX" (pronounced "ox") call when the Saturn V got struck by lightning during the launch.

"SCE to AUX" for NASA’s Apollo 12 rocket. "70-up" for Judson’s Rockets.

The Dawgs had previously burned their final timeout, so Yenzer was nevertheless hoping that the defense was set for whatever the Rockets would throw at them.

Andre Williams, however, with a good convoy and protection, was ready for whatever Quinney---likewise with good protection----would throw toward him. Quinney, once he realized that Williams had gotten behind the secondary with no Bulldog defenders ahead of him to make a stop, launched the ball as hard as he could. Andre---just like a rocket should----made a successful rendezvous with the target at the 31 yard line and took it in to give the Rockets a 33-32 lead------7 seconds

I was in Section 217 and, considering the Alamodome wasn’t even half full, the vibration resulting from the celebration on the Rocket side of the Dome was almost scary. I had been in a few situations in my earlier times on the 3rd deck at Kyle Field and felt a similar phenomenon, but this was the first time at a High School game I had felt a concrete structure shake like that. Call it a Rocket rumble---such as that put out by the F-1 engines of the Saturn V (click HERE for a real rocket example). Fortunately whatever harmonic frequency the Dome was designed for was more than able to weather this particular drama. Not surprisingly, the Flight Crew was assessed a celebration penalty, which tended to complicate further the kind of decision on how to work the extra point. The FOD burned one (1) timeout, and then still one (1) more to make sure everyone was on the right page. There was no way the Rockets were going to risk a PAT kick and possibly have it blocked and returned for two (2) points that would give the Dawgs a 34-33 lead. So, Chancy Campbell, who had not fumbled the ball all season, took the handoff and was stopped in fairly short order for no gain on the penalty-facilitated, long-distance conversion run.

Now, the kickoff. Ty Seeker took it for the Dawgs at the 29-yard line.

The zebras directed that the clock be set to six (6) seconds to account for time elapsed on the "return." It was looking good for the Rockets, but a safe and successful landing was still not at all certain.

Rowland handed off to Jason Russell.

Russell put the ball up.

Jason Castillo made the INT at the Rocket 30 yard line----"FOUR (4) ZEROES."

The Rocket engines---depleted of fuel (ie time)----cut off, but by now the vehicle was close enough to gently drop the remaining few feet to the surface. The Judson Rockets had arrived once more----and in the most dramatic of fashions. The final drama on this particular Rocket mission was the trophy presentation----with former Rocket Flight Director Rutledge presenting the prize to 2nd-year Flight Director Jim Rackley, followed by the short, happy trip back to Converse.

 

Judson and Midland: 1st Half Part 1

Judson and Midland: 1st Half Part 2

Judson and Midland: 2nd Half Part 1

Judson and Midland: 2nd Half Part 1

Judson and Midland: 2nd Half Part 2

Quotables

Andre’s too fast; it’s hard to overthrow a guy like that. I wanted to get it out in front of him. I knew if he caught it, he’d score, he’d outrun everybody
Dustin Quinney to the Express-News

That was probably his best throw all year. I know he gets down on himself when he makes a bad throw, but he should be pretty excited after that throw
Chancy Campbell to the
Express-News on Quinney’s toss to Andre

Whenever they [Midland] scored that touchdown, everybody looked up to the scoreboard and smiled. We said ‘We’ve got 22 seconds to win the 5A Division I title."
Dustin Quinney to the
Express-News

I was praying to God and it was a miracle…..It was a pass from Heaven. You have to have faith and you have to believe; that’s Rocket Pride
Daryl Carle to the
Express-News

I told them they better respond. This is it; it’s on the line. You’ve got one shot. You better make it count
Flight Director Jim Rackley to the
Express-News

If there’s time left on the clock, you’ve got a chance
Flight Director Rackley to
Fox Sports Southwest

 

 

 

SUMMARY

Judson

 

7

17

0

9

 

33

Midland

 

13

0

6

13

 

32

 

First Quarter

MID

Barber 16 run (Crownover kick) 6:13

MID

Koehl 13 fumble return (run failed) 5:03

JUD

Campbell 11 run (Quinney kick) 2:34

 

Second Quarter

JUD

Quinney 32 FG 10:05

JUD

Campbell 13 run (Quinney kick) 5:27

JUD

Campbell 17 run (Quinney kick) 0:58

 

Third Quarter

MID

Russell 16 pass from Rowland (run failed) 6:02

 

Fourth Quarter

MID

Barber 45 pass from Rowland (pass failed) 4:14

JUD

Quinney 27 FG 1:10

MID

Estrada 23 pass from Rowland (Crownover kick) 0:22

JUD

Williams 76 pass from Quinney (run failed) 0:07

TEAM STATISTICS

 

Judson

Midland

First Downs

22

23

Rushes--Yards

41-255

40-218

Passing Yards

221

188

Return Yards

64

4

Comp.--Att.--INT.

7-16-0

10-16-1

Punts---Avg.

4-37.5

4-40.5

Fumbles---Lost

3-1

4-3

Penalties---Yards

8-71

4-33

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing--Judson: Campbell 28-185, Wilson 13-41, Quinney 6-38, Waldon 3-(-9);
Midland: Barber 22-133, Koehl 4-40, Rowland 12-23, Smith 1-13, Estrada 1-9

Passing---Judson: Quinney 5-11-0 for 170, Waldon 2-5-0 for 51;
Midland: Rowland 10-16-1 for 188

Receiving---Judson: Williams 4-125, Wilson 2-60, Coleman 1-24, Robinson 1-12;
Midland: Sledge 6-83, Barber 2-72, Lara 1-17, Russell 1-16

 

The 2002 5A Division II Playoffs (involving Madison and Smithson Valley)

Region I

1st Round

2nd round

3rd Round

Reg. I Final

3rd Round

2nd Round

1st Round

Amarillo 27
(4-6)

 

 

 

 

 

Lub. Monterey 38
(5-5)

EP Franklin 13
(10-0)

 

 

 

 

 

EP Socorro 7
(9-1)

 

Cooper 35

 

 

 

Monterey 35

 

 

Amarillo 24

 

 

 

Abilene 21

 

Cooper 20
(10-0)

 

 

 

 

 

Abilene 31
(9-1)

Burleson 10
(6-4)

 

 

 

 

 

DeSoto 13
(6-4)

 

 

SLC 41

SLC 52

Arlington 24

 

 

 

 

Cooper 17

Arlington 33

Monterey 7

 

 

Arl.Sam Hou. 23
(5-5)

 

 

 

 

 

Arlington 42
(9-1)

Heritage 14
(9-1)

 

 

 

 

 

Bell 10
(6-4)

 

SLC 19

 

 

 

Arlington 24

 

 

Sam Hou. 16

 

 

 

Nimitz 10

 

SL Carroll 35
(10-0)

 

 

 

 

 

Irving Nimitz 38
(8-2)

Irving Mac. 21
(7-3)

 

 

 

 

 

The Colony 14
(5-5)

Region II

1st Round

2nd round

3rd Round

Reg. II Final

3rd Round

2nd Round

1st Round

Allen 49
(7-3)

 

 

 

 

 

Carter 10
(10-0)

Samuell 14
(6-4)

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Highlands 0
(6-4)

 

Lufkin 28

 

 

 

Longview 17

 

 

Allen 6

 

 

 

Carter 7

 

Lufkin 34
(8-2)

 

 

 

 

 

Longview 45
(7-3)

No.Mesquite 28
(9-1)

 

 

 

 

 

Garland 0
(10-0)

 

 

Lufkin 38

Lufkin 24

Longview 20

 

 

 

 

Klein Forest 21

Longview 21

Spring 17

 

 

Waco 39
(10-0)

 

 

 

 

 

Leander 45
(8-2)

Pflugerville 33
(9-1)

 

 

 

 

 

Copperas Cove 27
(7-3)

 

Klein Forest 26

 

 

 

Spring 28

 

 

Waco 13

 

 

 

Leander 26

 

Klein Forest 38
(10-0)

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 18
(8-2)

Lang. Crk 24
(8-2)

 

 

 

 

 

Magnolia 13
(7-3)

Region III

1st Round

2nd round

3rd Round

Reg. III Final

3rd Round

2nd Round

1st Round

Yates 20
(6-4)

 

 

 

 

 

Hou.Wash. 29
(6-4)

Worthing 0
(6-4)

 

 

 

 

 

Hou.Madison 21
(7-3)

 

Hastings 28

 

 

 

Katy 28

 

 

Yates 7

 

 

 

Washington 6

 

Hastings 42
(8-2)

 

 

 

 

 

Katy 24
(7-3)

Elkins 14
(4-6)

 

 

 

 

 

Hightower 0
(9-1)

 

 

Hastings 17

Katy 30

Katy 24

 

 

 

 

Pearland 6

Hastings 0

Humble 7

 

 

Baytown Lee 21
(5-5)

 

 

 

 

 

Humble 52
(9-1)

Hou.Mem. 17
(7-3)

 

 

 

 

 

Aldine 15
(6-4)

 

Pearland 35

 

 

 

Humble 38

 

 

Lee 24

 

 

 

Deer Park 7

 

Pearland 21
(8-2)

 

 

 

 

 

Deer Park 33
(7-3)

Ball 11
(7-3)

 

 

 

 

 

Brazoswood 27
(4-6)

Region IV

1st Round

2nd round

3rd Round

Reg. IV Final

3rd Round

2nd Round

1st Round

Westlake 9
(9-1)

 

 

 

 

 

Madison 30
(8-2)

Roosevelt 3
(7-3)

 

 

 

 

 

San Marcos 23
(8-2)

 

SV 41

 

 

 

Madison 41

 

 

Westlake 7

 

 

 

Marshall 15

 

Smith. Valley 34
(9-1)

 

 

 

 

 

Marshall 28
(9-1)

Taft 7
(6-4)

 

 

 

 

 

Highlands 18
(5-5)

 

 

SV 40

SV 28

Madison 50

 

 

 

 

King 7

Madison 27

Nixon 3

 

 

King 43
(6-4)

 

 

 

 

 

Nixon 24
(8-2)

Cigarroa 14
(5-5)

 

 

 

 

 

Moody 21
(7-3)

 

King 49

 

 

 

Nixon 36

 

 

Donna 23

 

 

 

McAllen 6

 

Donna 28
(7-3)

 

 

 

 

 

McAllen 48
(5-5)

PSJA North 0
(9-1)

 

 

 

 

 

Rivera 14
(7-3)

 

Semifinals
SLC 33 Lufkin 30
SV 24 Katy 20

Final
SLC 45 SV 14

 

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