Trey Williams rushed for 197 yards and 3 TDs to lead Spring Dekaney to a 34-14 win over Cibolo Steele for the Texas Class 5A Divsion II state championship.
For his efforts, Trey was named the game's Offensive MVP. Trey also is now Texas' all-time Class 5A single-season and career leading rusher.
The Dekaney defense dominated, holding the Steele Knights to just 164 total yards.
The Dekaney Wildcats (14-2) finished their fourth varsity season as state champions and they did it by defeating Cibolo Steele, which had won 28 straight games and was the defending 5A Division II champ .
Cibolo Steele took advantage of a muffed punt by Dekaney to score first and take a 7-0 lead on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Amrstrong to Matt Mayle with 9:14 left in the first quarter.
It was an unusually slow offensive start for Trey and Spring Dekaney. Three minutes into the second quarter Dekaney was scoreless and Trey had just 12 yards on 7 carries. The tide changed when at the 8:55 mark in the second quarter Dekaney quarterback D'Juan Hines threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Austin Garrett to tie the game at 7.
Late in the second quarter Dekaney drove 59 yards in 9 plays, all on the ground, and Trey Williams scored on a 1-yard run that gave Dekaney a 14-7 lead with 2:36 left in the first half.
On the ensuing possession, Steele picked up a coupple of first downs before a Tommy Armstrong pass was intercepted by Jarrett Irving. Irving returned the interception to the Steele 12-yard line and a Steele personal foul on the play moved the ball half the distance to the Steele 6-yard line. On the next play Trey Williams scored on a wide run with 24 seconds left in the first half. A missed extra point left Dekaney with a 20-7 lead that they took into halftime.
After a scoreless third quarter, a Steele punt midway through the fourth quarter pinned Dekaney back on their 15-yard line, still nursing a slim 20-7 lead. Trey Williams blew te game open with a 60-yard run to the Steele 25-yard line. Five plays later D'Jaun Hines connected with running back Sean Horn on a 2-yard touchdown pass to extend the Dekaney lead to 27-7 with 4:16 left in the game.
Steele responded quickly, scoring on a 25-yard pass from Armstrong to Matt Mayle that cut the Dekaney lead to 27-14 with 2:54 left in the game.
Steele attempted an onside kick but Dekaney recovered at their 45-yard line. It took Dekaney just two Trey Williams runs to drive the 55 yards, with Williams sealing the Windcat win with his third touchdown of the game on a 24-yard run that gave Dekaney a 34-14 lead with 2:10 left in the game.
Tommy Armstrong threw his second interception of the game, both by Jarrett Irving, and Dekaney ran out the clock to earn its state championship rings.
Trey Williams finished the game rushing for 197 yards and 3 TDs (1, 6, and 24 yards) on 25 carries to earn Offensive MVP honors.
The Dekaney defense was dominant, holding Steele to 164 total yards, and Jarrett Irving earned Defensive MVP honors for his tweo interceptions.
Trey Williams finished the season with 3,884 yards and 48 TDs on 427 carries (9.2 ypc). Trey finishes his 3-year Dekaney career with 8,104 yards and 86 TDs on 912 carries (8.9 ypc). Trey becomes the Texas Class 5A all-time single-season and career leading rusher.
Congratulations to Trey Williams and the Spring Dekaney Wildcats for their oustanding state championship season.