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St. Paul falls to BBC

Thursday, November 30, 2017
by Mark Lube, Sports Editor

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River Haynes, his offensive line and the rest of the St. Paul Cardinals (shown here against Sacred Heart Oct. 26) fell to Bryan Brazos Christian 40-14 in the TAPPS 2A Division IV regional round Friday in The Woodlands. St. Paul finishes 9-1, district champions and regional finalists.
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The St. Paul football team fell to the Bryan Brazos Christian Eagles, 40-14, Friday ( November 30, 2017 ) at The Woodlands Christian in the TAPPS 2A Division IV area round.

The Eagles scored first on an 84-yard pass from Bryce Steel to Blake Smith and the point after by Blake Griffin was good for a 7-0 lead.

BBC doubled the lead on a 13-yard run by Tucker Hartis. The Cardinals got within 14-7 with 21 seconds left in the quarter on a 30-yard run by Joseph Natal.

BBC scored on a fumble recovery in the second box but had the twopoint pass fail and was up 20-7 at halftime.

No one scored in the third period; less than two minutes into the fourth quarter, the Cardinals got a 1-yard run by Conor Kresta to come within 20-14.

BBC then doubled their points — Steel tossed a 13-yard touchdown to Parker Smith, two-point play no good with 6:34 left; Hartis had a 5-yard run at the 5:39 mark and Chris Coleman had a 1-yard run later in the quarter to wrap up scoring.

Playing their last game in Cardinal jersey was Kresta, Tre’Zell Jenkins- Perry, Nathan Wagner, Andrew Wagner, River Haynes, Jaydon Darilek, Jacob Darilek and Jack Janecek.

The loss was the Cardinals’ only one of the season and they finish 9-1, TAPPS 2A-5 champions and area finalists.

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   Bryan Brazos Christian 40, Shiner St. Paul 14
     Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
     The Woodlands Christian Stadium, The Woodlands


                                 1    2    3    4      F
    Shiner St. Paul              7    0    0    7  -- 14
    Bryan Brazos Christian      14    6    0   20  -- 40


    First Quarter
      BBC — Blake Smith 84 pass from Bryce Steel (Blake Griffin kick), 9:06 1Q.
      BBC — Tucker Hartis 13 run (Griffin kick), 3:28 1Q.
      SSP — Joseph Natal 30 run (Frank Benes kick), 0:21 1Q.

    Second Quarter
      BBC — Garrett Fowler fumble recovery (pass failed), 8:01 2Q.

    Third Quarter
      no score

    Fourth Quarter
      SSP — Conor Kresta 1run (Benes kick), 10:14 4Q.
      BBC — Parker Smith 13 pass from Steel (pass failed), 6:34 4Q.
      BBC — Hartis 5 run (Griffin kick), 5:39 4Q.
      BBC — Chris Coleman 1 run (Griffin kick), 4Q.


                      St. Paul  Bryan Brazos
    First downs              9            19
    Rushing             34-194        37-200
    Passing                 58           220
    Passes              5-18-3        9-17-1
    Penalties-yards      11-98          3-15
    Fumbles-lost           1-1           2-2
    Punting            4-44.25        1-28.0


    SSP: Joseph Natal 8-74, Conor Kresta 10-40, Kai Giese 6-35, Tre’Zell Jenkins-Perry 4-23, River Haynes 6-22.
    BBC: Tucker Hartis 24-149, Chris Coleman 2-32, Blake Smith 3-21, Isaiah Saenz 2-10, Gib Tucker 1-4, Cooper Kay 1-4.

    SSP: Haynes 4-15-3-47, Giese 1-3-0-11.
    BBC: Bryce Steel 9-17-1-220.

    SSP: Natal 2-37, Giese 2-16, Dalton Jahn 1-5.
    BBC: Smith 4-163, Parker Smith 4-45, Coleman 1-12.

Mark Lube Mark Lube is the sports editor for the Shiner Gazette. Contact him at 361-594-3346 or

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