The highly anticipated match up between powerhouses China Springs and Gilmer was a battle for most of the game, but China Springs pulled away in the 4th quarter to a 31-7 victory. China Springs won the 4A Division II state title game Friday at AT&T Stadium.
The Cougars were led by senior Quarterback Major Bowden who was named the Offensive MVP of the game with 191 yards rushing and 3 scores, while throwing for 28 yards. Bowden, a Lamar signee, carried the ball 34 times.
China Springs outrushed the Buckeyes 240-90. Isaiah Williams was another offensive weapon with 101 all-purpose yards.
The China Spring defense held the explosive Gilmer offense to only 7 points. They got after Gilmer upfront and doubled Gilmer’s most explosive offensive player Rohan Fluellen. Defense Back Tre Hafford was named the Defensive MVP with 7.5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, a pass break up.
Linebacker Brayden Faulkner had a really good game matching Hafford with 7.5 tackles.
Gilmer has it’s moments and bright spots. UTSA signee Brandon Tennison had 157 total yards in his final game. While Ashton Haynes rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown. Fluellen, led the team in receptions with 6 and Parker Gilow lead them in receiving yards with 71.