Navasota stuffs Gilmer, 39-3, for 3A title

Navasota stuffs Gilmer, 39-3, for 3A title

The Navasota Rattlers will face the Gilmer Buckeyes in the Class 3A Division II State Football Championship at 4 p.m. Friday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

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by KHOU.com staff/AP

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Posted on December 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 23 at 1:31 AM

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Austin Collins had 160 total yards and three touchdowns and Navasota used a swarming defense to overwhelm Gilmer 39-3 in the Class 3A Division II championship game Friday.

Collins had an 82-yard scoring run and touchdown catches of 52 and 4 yards, and Jordan Wells had 10 tackles for a defense that held Gilmer to 162 total yards.

Navasota (16-0) won its first state championship in its second title game appearance. Navasota lost to Southlake Carroll in Class 3A in 1988. The Rattlers were led by head coach Lee Fedora.

Gilmer (13-2) actually led 3-0 on a 29-yard field goal by Pablin Olivares in the first quarter. But Collins scored on the 52-yard completion from Kadarius Baker less than two minutes later to put Navasota in front for good.

Gilmer was seeking its third state title since 2004. The Buckeyes were lead by head coach Jeff Traylor.

For more on the Texas high school football playoffs:

Class 2A Division II Final - East Bernard Brahmas win 54-14

Class 5A Division I Final - Houston Lamar Redskins vs. Allen Eagles

Class 5A Division II Final - Katy Tigers vs. Cedar Hill Longhorns

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