Stephenville Rolls to Burnet SQT Win

Stephenville didn't enter the Burnet SQT until the day before the tournament, but the Yellow Jackets made the most of their opportunity with an impressive performance on Saturday. Read about it in this FREE article only on TexasPrepInsider!

On a hot muggy day in Central Texas, last minute entry Stephenville held off a game Waco Midway team in an exciting semi-final contest that went into Overtime to secure a berth in the 7 on 7 State Tournament. Waco Midway trailing by 6 points was able to send the game into OT on the last play of regulation on a 20 yard touchdown pass. If the team's Week Zero match-up is anything like their 7 on 7 contest that will be a game to watch! The Yellow Jackets a last minute entry into the field then knocked off the tournament's other qualifier Cedar Park 26-6 in the finals to win the Burnet SQT. SHS used a methodical but precise offense led by QB Kody Spano and RB Trey Taylor and a stifling defense anchored by Cody Davis to win the SQT. Cedar Park also utilized a tremendous short passing game in their 40-27 semi-final win over Belton to qualify for state for the first time.

Pool A Standings

Belton 3-0 81 60

Lampasas 2-1 106 116

Burnet 1-2 92 95

Copperas Cove 0-3 77 85

Pool A Scores

Belton 21 Burnet 14

Lampasas 32 Copperas Cove 31

Lampasas 47 Burnet 45 3OT

Belton 20 Copperas Cove 19

Burnet 33 Copperas Cove 27

Belton 40 Lampasas 27

Pool A Recap

The two teams many figured would be at the top of the pool actually sat at the bottom of the standings at the end of pool play as Belton and Lampasas both gave solid efforts. In the opening set of pool games Belton won a defensive struggle with Burnet 21-14 while Lampasas jumped out to a big lead on Copperas Cove and then held off a late Bulldawg rally to win 32-31. The second set of pool games featured a classic as Burnet and Lampasas just went it at for the entire game as neither team held more than a touchdown lead for the entire contest. Lampasas outlasted the Bulldogs in triple OT 47-45 in a game that had state tournament feel. Belton got down to Copperas Cove 19-7 in the 2nd half as CCHS returned INT's for touchdowns on back to back possession, but BHS led by speed Khiry Robinson and shifty Keith Daniels rallied with a late touchdown as time expired to win 20-19 over Copperas Cove who was without QB Robert Griffin who was attending a previously scheduled track meet. Burnet was able to escape their own SQT with a win in the final set of pool games with a 33-27 win over Cove, while Belton's defense stepped up to assist in a 40-27 win over a feisty Lampasas squad who showed some big time promise for future SQT's this week.

Pool B Standings

Lake Travis* 3-0 124 61

Cedar Park 2-1 51 62

Marble Falls 1-2 78 83

Lago Vista 0-3 56 103 *Lake Travis due to having already qualified for state was unable to advance past pool play allowing Cedar Park to advance out Pool B

Pool B Scores

Lake Travis 51 Lago Vista 22

Cedar Park 20 Marble Falls 18

Lake Travis 36 Marble Falls 26

Cedar Park 18 Lago Vista 7

Lake Travis 37 Cedar Park 13

Marble Falls 34 Lago Vista 27

Pool B Recap

Clearly Lake Travis established itself as not only the top team in the pool, but they are also looking like a contender at the state tournament. LTHS opened up pool play ripping Class 2A Lago Vista 51-22, while Cedar Park edged Marble Falls 20-18 in a close contest. Lake Travis did get a test from Marble Falls who impressed in 2 close losses, as the Cavaliers did dispatch of MFHS 36-26. Cedar Park won a defensive struggle with the Lago Vista Vikings 18-7 in their second game. The Wolves would meet their match in the third round of pool play as they ran into the Lake Travis buzz saw losing 37-13, while Marble Falls closed out play by jumping out to a 20-6 halftime lead and then holding off Lago Vista 34-27.

Pool C Standings

Waco Midway 3-0 121 100

Georgetown 2-1 88 65

Dripping Springs 1-2 88 79

Round Rock 0-3 63 115

Pool C Scores

Georgetown 27 Round Rock 13

Waco Midway 39 Dripping Springs 27

Dripping Springs 38 Round Rock 6

Waco Midway 32 Georgetown 27

Waco Midway 50 Round Rock 44 OT

Georgetown 34 Dripping Springs 21

Pool C Recap

Georgetown who qualified for the state tournament last year opened things up in pool play with a 27-13 dispatching of Williamson County rival Round Rock, while Waco Midway gave a preview of things to come in an impressive 39-27 win over Dripping Springs. DSHS responded in the next game by drilling a lethargic Round Rock squad 38-6, while Midway earned a hard fought 32-27 win over Georgetown. The effects of the win may have had a carry over effect in a negative way on the Panthers as in their next contest Round Rock jumped out to a 19-7 halftime lead. MHS recovered and won in overtime over the Dragons 50-44. Georgetown secured a winning pool record knocking off Dripping Springs 34-21.

Pool D Standings

Stephenville 3-0 105 20

RR Westwood 2-1 73 80

Buda Hays Cons. 1-2 39 79

RR Stony Point 0-3 76 94

Pool D Scores

Stephenville 33 Buda Hays Cons. 0

RR Westwood 35 RR Stony Point 28 OT

Stephenville 33 RR Westwood 6

Buda Hays Cons. 20 RR Stony Point 14

RR Westwood 32 Buda Hays Cons. 19**

Stephenville 39 RR Stony Point 34 ** Game was stopped in 2nd half due to injury of Hays Cons. player, according to coaches he will be OK. Player was taken off in an ambulance after collision with Westwood player.

Pool D Recap

As evidenced by the scores, this was a pool utterly dominated by Stephenville. The Yellow Jackets opened things up with a rare shutout in 7 on 7 play drilling Buda Hays 33-0. Round Rock Westwood was able to beat cross-town rival Round Rock Stony Point 35-28 in an exciting overtime contest. Stephenville in their next game, jumped out quickly on Westwood and never let off the gas in a 33-6 hammering. Buda Hays not only got on the scoreboard but the win column in a 20-14 win over Stony Point. Westwood knocked off Buda Hays 32-19 in an injury shortened contest while Stony Point was impressive in a losing effort 39-34 to Stephenville. Keep an eye on Stony Point next week at Lake Travis as the Tigers did a solid job in their first ever SQT.

Semi-Finals

Cedar Park 40 Belton 27

Stephenville 41 Waco Midway 34 OT

Finals

Stephenville 26 Cedar Park 6


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