ARLINGTON -- It was a 41-7 beating that Fort Worth Christian took earlier in the season against Dallas Christian.
So when the Cardinals took a 20-point lead on Dallas Christian in a bizarre first quarter, it looked as though the tables may have turned.
Dallas Christian, though, clawed back behind quarterback Alex Craig and put away Fort Worth Christian on the game's final play, 28-20 at UTA's Maverick Stadium.
After the Chargers' D'Andre Cannon scored on a 27-yard run with 1:25 left, Fort Worth Christian moved 49 yards to get a final shot to tie the game.
Quarterback Caleb Davis' pass, though, was intercepted at the goal line to preserve Dallas Christian's win.
The Chargers (12-0) will face Midland Christian next weekend at a time and site to be determined.
Craig completed 21 passes for 271 yards and three scores. He engineered two scoring drives in the second quarter once he actually touched the ball.
Dallas Christian had zero offensive plays in the first quarter thanks to two muffed kickoffs that allowed Fort Worth Christian (8-4) to jump out to a 20-0 lead.
Chase Hamilton and Davis scored on 1-yard runs, and Nate Albin scored on a 3-yard run to start the second quarter.
Once Dallas Christian got on offense, the Chargers got into rhythm.
Craig tossed two touchdown passes on quick strikes. He hit Justis Nelson on a 56-yard touchdown and later hooked up with Dominique Weaver in the right corner for a 28-yard score.
Trailing 21-20, the Cardinals drove to the Dallas Christian 39-yard line midway through the fourth quarter, but a second-down intentional grounding penalty, a third-down sack and a fourth-down incompletion allowed the Chargers to set up Cannon's lead-extending score.
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