Blood is thicker than Water

Playing for his Brother

Josh watched his younger brother Jordan take over the game in his place Vype

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Josh Williams wasn’t going to get to play for a third SPC Football State Championship.

Williams, who was Kinkaid’s leading rusher throughout the season – 1,238 yards and 16 touchdowns rushing – had to stand on the sideline and watch due to an injury.

What he watched was his younger brother – Jordan – a 15-year-old freshman take over the game in his place.

In Kinaid’s 41-21 victory, for the program’s second-straight SPC 4A State Championship, Jordan’s stat line was video-game worthy – 202 yards rushing, one touchdown, 63 yards receiving and a touchdown, 33 yards passing and a touchdown and one interception.

“Coming into this game I just had him in my mind this whole game,” Jordan said about playing for his brother. “I was just trying do whatever I had to do to win. On defense I was trying to come up with hits. I know I have basketball season coming up but I was just like ‘I need to win for my brother’. On offense, I just saw a hole and I hit it.”

When added up, Jordan racked up 298 yards of offense and three touchdowns – one passing, rushing and receiving – and the defensive play for the interception.

“That’s special,” Kinkaid coach Nathan Larned said. “We knew he was a special player that’s why he’s been starting at free safety from day one.”

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The Knights Roll On

Elkins' second half explosion clinches a playoff spot

Elkins will face Katy Tompkins in next week’s bi-district round of the Class 6A Div. II playoffs. Vype

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SUGAR LAND – The Elkins Knights exploded for 28 unanswered points in the second half Saturday afternoon at Mercer Stadium, prevailing 35-21 to earn the last available playoff spot in District 20-6A. Quarterback Cameron George threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, with the last one covering 58 yards and slamming the door with 42 seconds remaining.

Elkins’ dominant second half performance was stunning because the Bulldogs had their way in the first two quarters. After Knights’ kicker Ethan Henry missed a 28-yard field goal wide left with 3:40 left in the first, Austin QB Trey Larsen lofted a 46-yard rainbow TD bomb to Troy Omeire. The ‘Dawgs led 7-0 with 1:44 remaining.

The ‘Dawgs domination and the Knights’ frustration continued. George lifted an even longer and more beautiful pass to Kolby White for an apparent 70-yard score, but offensive holding nullified it. After the Knights punted it away and the second quarter began, Austin’s Moise Tezzo scored the first of his two TDs with 7:31 left in the half and the Bulldogs were on top 14-0.

The only memorable moment the Knights’ offense had in the first half was George’s 20-yard strike to Mike Granson that narrowed the gap to 14-7. On their next possession, with an opportunity to drive for a tying touchdown, George threw late over the middle where Omeire intercepted and returned the ball to the ‘Dawgs’ 29.

With less than two minutes left before intermission, Tezzo broke at least three tackles and outran the Knights’ secondary for a 72-yard TD, his ninth and longest of the season. When the first half dust settled, Austin was on top 21-7.

Omeire’s second interception of the game stopped the Knights’ first drive of the third quarter, but the Elkins defense forced a three-and-out.

 

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