BEDFORD -- Fort Worth All Saints defeated Houston St. John's 60-50 to win the SPC Division II championship Saturday at Pennington Field.
"It feels awesome. It's been one of those special years where everything lined up and bounced our way. I couldn't be more proud of our coaching staff," All Saints coach Aaron Beck said.
Quarterback Foster Sawyer threw for six touchdowns and 371 yards. He also had one receiving touchdown.
"He stepped up and played like you've got to have your quarterback play in a championship game. He had his best game of the year today. I couldn't be more proud of that young man," Beck said.
The Saints (11-0) scored 28 points in the first quarter, and got points on seven of their eight possessions in the first half.
The Saints scored on their first possession of the game on a 43-yard pass from Sawyer to Charlie Reid to make the score 7-0 with 9:05 in the first quarter. The drive only took three plays and covered 52 yards.
Sawyer connected with Jake Johnson on a 12-yard touchdown pass to go up 21-0 with 1:13 left in the first quarter.
Jonathan Song then recovered All Saints' successful onside kick. Four plays later Kendall Adams made a juggling catch in the end zone for a 28-0 lead going into the second quarter.
The Saints went up 35-0 after a 26-yard touchdown pass by Jake Johnson to Sawyer off a fake field goal attempt. Sawyer lined up inches away from the sideline undetected and went untouched into the end zone after the catch.
The Mavericks (9-2) outscored the Saints 22-0 in the fourth quarter, but they could never recover from a 60-28 deficit ignited by the Saints big first quarter.
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