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Shiner St. Paul advances to second straight state title game

Friday, November 25, 2016
by Advocate Staff Report

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Shiner St. Paul Cardinal Football THE WOODLANDS - Shiner St. Paul advanced to the TAPPS Division IV state championship for the second year in a row after overcoming Bryan Brazos Christian 41-38 in the semifinal at The Woodlands Christian Warrior Stadium on Friday.

St. Paul (10-3) will play Arlington Grace Prep, which defeated Fort Worth Temple Christian 24-21, at noon Friday at Waco Midway.

St. Paul's Conor Kresta finished with 284 yards rushing on 36 carries and five touchdowns.

Kresta ran 8 yards for a touchdown with 7:58 remaining in the game, and then scored on a 1-yarder with 27 seconds left on the clock as the Cardinals pulled away from the Eagles.

Austin Barton completed 3 of 10 passes for 107 yards, and rushed 91 yards on nine carries.

Tucker Hartis rushed 225 yards on 22 carries for Brazos Christian (8-3).

The Cardinals earned their fifth TAPPS championship a year ago after defeating defending champion Cedar Hill Trinity Christian, 43-40, in the Division III title game at Bastrop Memorial Stadium. The Cardinals finished undefeated at 14-0.

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GAME STATISTICS
  source: https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/sports/games/results/football/bryan-brazos-christian-at-shiner-st-paul/6600/


  Shiner St. Paul 41 VS. Bryan Brazos Christian 38
    November 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
    Warrior Stadium, The Woodlands


  SCORING SUMMARY
                               1    2    3    4       F
    Bryan Brazos Christian    14   10    7    7  --  38
    Shiner St. Paul            7    7   14   13  --  41


  SCORING DETAILS:

    First Quarter
       BC - Tucker Hartis 71 run (Blake Griffin kick good), 11:36.
       SP  Austin Barton 58 run (Frank Benes kick), 10:18.
       BC - Garret Fleming 1 run (Griffin kick good), 5:49.

    Second Quarter
       SP  Conor Kresta 1 run (Benes kick good), 10:13.
       BC - Hartis 7 run (Griffin kick good), 6:18.
       BC - Griffin 39 field goal, 0:33.

    Third Quarter
       SP  Kresta 3 run (Benes kick good), 7:07.
       BC - Fleming 5 run (Griffin kick good), 2:27.
       SP  Kresta 62 run (Benes kick good), 1:37.

    Fourth Quarter
       BC - Jacob Jordan 28 pass to Tyler Chism (Griffin kick good), 11:06.
       SP  Kresta 8 run (Benes kick good), 7:58.
       SP  Kresta 1 run (Benes kick failed), 0:27.


  TEAM STATISTICS:

                   Bryan Brazos     St. Paul
    First Downs              15           14
    Yards Rushing        32-264       51-432
    Yards Passing           157          107
    Passes            28-12-0-0     10-3-0-0
    Fumbles-Lost            2-0          0-0
    Penalties-Yards        5-43         7-70
    Punts-Average        2-32.0       1-49.0


  INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS:

    Rushing
        Player                Rush    Yd     Y/R
      Bryan Brazos
        Garrett Fleming         8     37    4.62
        Jacob Jordan            2      2    1.00
        Tucker Hartis          22    225    10.2
      St Paul
        Austin Barton           9     91    10.1
        Conor Kresta           36    284    7.88
        Joseph Natal            7     57    8.14

    Passing
        Player           Comp   Att    Pct     Yd  Int
      Bryan Brazos
        Jacob Jordan       12    28    42.8%  157    0
      St Paul
        Austin Barton       3    10    30.0%  107    0

    Receiving
        Player             Recv    Yd     Avg
      Bryan Brazos
        Ben Weber             2    24    12.0
        Parker Smith          1    15    15.0
        Tucker Hartis         5    68    13.6
        Tyler Chism           3    42    14.0
        William Lockett       1    10    10.0
      St Paul
        Joseph Natal          2    50    25.0
        River Haynes          1    57    57.0



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