High School Football
SPC 4A Championship: Kinkaid beat Episcopal for 29th football title
Originally appeared on Vype.com.
Kinkaid (7-3) bounced back from an early deficit to beat Episcopal (6-3) 38-21 in Saturday’s SPC 4A Championship Game at TDECU Stadium. The Falcons lost the season’s previous meeting, an October 6th game at home, but won when it mattered.
“Feeling great right now,” said VYPE Player of the Game Josh Williams. “We played as a team, man, and just want to thank the Lord for everything.”
Episcopal jumped out to the first quarter lead on Jaylen Waddle’s 92-yard touchdown, and seemed to be in control late in the first half. But, a blocked field goal attempt turned the tide.
“We saw a weakness the first time they went PAT,” said Kinkaid coach Nathan Larned. “It kind of switched the momentum.”
After the recovery, Kinkaid’s Wyatt Young tied the game on a 46-yard score at the 4:49 mark in the second quarter. Two minutes later, Williams’ 49-yard touchdown gave the Falcons the lead for good.
“I was just trying to win,” Williams added. “Whatever it took to win, that’s what I was doing.”
The Knights tried to answer, but Jaylen Davis’ 11-yard score was called back right before the half..
Kinkaid’s fortunes continued in the second half. Johnathan Thomas doubled the Falcons’ lead with a third quarter touchdown, and Williams added his second and third scores in the fourth.