Taking advantage of opportunities created by turnovers, Fort Worth All Saints built a 35-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 49-21 win over visiting Houston Christian in a SPC Division II semifinal game on Saturday.
The Saints advanced to the championship game at noon Saturday at Pennington Field in Bedford thanks to a staunch rush defense, a strong running game and big plays on special teams.
"We blocked a punt early on, at the end of their first possession, and we turned that into points," All Saints coach Aaron Beck said. "Our kids set the tone early."
Saints running back Chris Lane-Floyd led the way in the absence of primary back Daniel Gresham, who had rushed for nearly 1,000 yards this season. Lane-Floyd looked the part of a go-to player, carrying the ball 10 times for 133 yards and three touchdowns.
"Chris came in and just didn't miss a beat," said Beck, whose team improves to 10-0 for the season and faces Houston St. John's (9-1) for the title.
All Saints held the Mustangs (4-6) to 5 yards rushing.
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