ARLINGTON, Texas -- Trey Williams had three touchdowns to lead Spring Dekaney to its first state football title, a 34-14 victory over Cibolo Steele Saturday night in the Texas Class 5A Division II championship game at Cowboys Stadium.
Williams, a Texas A&M recruit, finished with 197 yards and scored on runs of 2, 5 and 24 yards for the Wildcats (14-2), who ended Cibolo Steele s 28-game winning streak and dethroned last year s champions.
Tommy Armstrong had two touchdown passes for the Knights (15-1), who scored first. Dekaney struggled early, largely because of false-start penalties four in five plays at one point and was stopped another time on four plays at the Steele goal line. But D Juan Hines threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Austin Garrett to get the Wildcats on the board.
Up to that point, penalties had accounted for Dekaney s biggest gains, on two personal foul calls against Steele. But the Wildcats led 20-7 at halftime and the Knights didn t score again until the final four minutes of the game.
Jarrett Irving, who had two interceptions in spearheading a defense that held Steele to 164 yards from scrimmage, was the game s defensive MVP.