The 4a division 1 state championship turned out to be a tale of two half’s. The Boerne Greyhounds roared out to a 21-0 lead with 9:37 still to play in the second quarter. However, China Spring scored 24 unanswered points to win 24-21.
China Spring got on the board late in the 2nd quarter, trailing 21-7 at halftime.
The second half was all about the much smaller but quicker China Spring Cougar defense getting after the Greyhounds and shutting them down.
China Spring’s hopes dwindled momentarily
China Spring took the kick after halftime and drove down to the Boerne four only to fumble with 8:23 to go in the 3rd quarter. However, the China Spring defense held Borne three and out and forced a punt.
A short three minutes later Cash McCullum threw a 17 yard dart to Kyle Barton for another Cougar TD making it 21-14 with 5:19 still left to play in the 3rd.
After another great stop by the China Spring defense Tristan Exline scampered 66 yards to tie the game up 21-21 with 2:55 in the 3rd quarter.
Boerne then drove it down the China Spring 20 but threw and interception in the end zone with 29 seconds to go in the 3rd.
Boerne was able to force a Cougar punt and drove down the field to the China Spring 48 only to be stopped on third down. Boerne hoping to pin the Cougars deep, shanked a punt that only went 9 yards.
With 3:10 left to play China Spring drove 65 yards down the field to the Boerne 3 yard line. With 2 seconds on the clock Sr. Thomas Barr kicker for the Cougars ran on the field and kicked a 20 yard game winner to give China Spring their second straight state title.