TAPPS Roundup: All Saints, Gorman lose


The final All Saints football game of the season did not start out the way head coach Mike Hall and crew had hoped, but a second half rally set up an exciting finish.

All Saints rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to tie the game at with 33 seconds left, only for Austin St. Stephen’s kicker Colin Spears to boot a 21-yard field goal with 33 seconds remaining to defeat All Saints 31-28 Friday at Mewbourne Field.

It spoiled a strong night for Trojans senior Ruben DeLong, who scored four touchdowns in the comeback. He found pay dirt on runs from 40, 14 and 3 yards, while also returning an interception 40 yards for a TD, which tied the game at 28-28 in the fourth quarter.

All Saints totaled 303 total yards to only 177 for St. Stephen’s, 119 of which it acquired in the first half.

The loss ended the Trojans’ first year of independent private school football with a 3-7 record. St. Stephen’s ended its season at 4-5.

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At Mewbourne Field

Austin St. Stephen’s 31, All Saints 28

St. Stephen’s 7 14 7 3 — 31

All Saints 0 7 14 7 — 28

First Quarter

STS—Matthew Snyder 4 pass from Taylor Brown, (Colin Spears PAT kick good), 0:22.

Second Quarter

STS—Ozula Okunabu blocked punt recovered in end zone, (Spears PAT kick good), 10:42.

AS—Ruben DeLong 40 run, (Daniel Schulze PAT kick good), 4:56.

STS—Joey Carter 25 pass from Tylor Brown, (Spears PAT kick good), 0:21

Third Quarter

AS—Ruben DeLong 14 run, (Schulze PAT kick good), 8:40.

STS—Brandon Hamilton 36 pass from Brown, (Spears PAT kick good), 7:48.

AS—DeLong 3 run, (Schulze PAT kick good), 0:33.

Fourth Quarter

AS—DeLong 40 interception, (Schulze PAT kick good) 11:08.

STS—Colin Spears 21 field goal, 0:33.

STS AS

First Downs 14 19

Rushes/Yds. 32-91 41-277

Passing Yds 66 26

Comp-Att-Int 7-12-2 2-7-26

Total Yds. 177 303

Punts/Avg. 4-35.7 2-37

Penalties/Yds 6-50 6-40

Fumbles/Lost 3-1 2-1

Individual Statistics

RUSHING—St. Stephen’s, Joey Carter 14-67; Carter Brown 11-3; Zach Richardson 4-13; Brandon Hamilton 2-8. All Saints, Merritte Greene 16-53; Bryce Borgeson 12-96; Ruben DeLong 7-79; William Alexander 2-0; Chandler Hammond 3-31; Spencer Ball 2-18.

PASSING—St, Stephen’s, Carter Brown 6-8-52-2-0. All Saints, William Alexander 2-5-26-1-2; Chandler Hammond 0-2-0-1-0.

RECEIVING—St. Stephen’s, Brandon Hamilton 2-27; Richards 1-3; Carter 2-30. Grant Owens 1-6. All Saints, Logan Klouda 2-26.

Dallas Christian shuts out Gorman

District-leading Dallas Christian stayed atop the standings after dismantling the Bishop Gorman Crusaders 49-0 on Friday.

Dallas Christian (9-0, 6-0 in TAPPS D-II District 2) was led offensively by D’Andre Cannon, who rushed five times for 131 yards and three touchdowns.

Alex Craig connected on 8 of 11 passes for 109 yards and two TDs.

Tristan Saint completed 15 of 31 passes for 128 yards to lead the Crusaders’ offense.

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Dallas Christian 49, TKG 0

Dallas Christian 21 28 0 0 — 49

TKG 0 0 0 0 — 0