Cameron Yoe, Stamford repeat; Wellington, Cisco win first state titles

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Traion Smith rushed for 157 yards and four touchdowns as Cameron Yoe repeated as champion of Class 2A Division I with a 35-14 victory over Wall on Thursday night at AT&T Stadium.

Yoe (15-1) broke a 14-14 tie early in the fourth quarter with a 15-play, 85-yard drive capped by a 6-yard pass from quarterback Jason Kopriva to wideout Aaron Sims. Kopriva converted two third downs on the drive with passes and a fourth down on a fake-punt pass.

Smith added two touchdown runs in the final 7:09.

Yoe has won three state football titles, the other being in 1981 in Class 3A.

This was the first trip to a state football final for Wall (15-1).

The Hawks’ triple-option flexbone offense rushed for 279 yards, led by Brent Matschek with 107 on seven carries.

Class A, Division II

Wellington 42, Falls City 20: Terry Gilbreath had 183 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns to lead top-ranked Wellington over Falls City for its first Class A Division II title in school history.

Gilbreath scored on touchdown runs of 13 and 15 yards, also catching an 8-yard touchdown pass from Klark Ashmore en route to offensive MVP honors.

Wellington (14-0) responded to a 6-0 second-quarter deficit with 42 straight points.

Gilbreath scored all three of his touchdowns during a 13:17 stretch that began midway through the second quarter.

Falls City (14-1) entered the game allowing fewer than 7 points per game, but Ashmore conducted an efficient offense that spread the field and was aided by Gilbreath’s quick acceleration out of the backfield.

Falls City’s Justin Twine, who is committed to play baseball for TCU, opened the scoring with an 8-yard run on the game’s opening drive.

Class A, Division 1

• Stamford 41, Shiner 28: Bo Wimberly scored five touchdowns, including a go-ahead, 12-yard run with 1:55 left, to lead Stamford over Shiner for its second straight Class A Division I title.

Shiner led 28-7 with 7:35 remaining in the third quarter before No. 7 Stamford (14-1) rattled off 34 straight points to stun the Region IV champions.

Shiner (11-4) advanced to midfield with a minute left following Wimberly’s 12-yard score, but Oklahoma State recruit James Washington followed up an acrobatic pass breakup with a 77-yard interception return for a touchdown to clinch the victory.

Thanks to a potent veer attack out of the wishbone, Shiner had scored on four of its first five drives, dominating the time of possession.

Running back Marcus Coleman carried 24 times for 169 yards and a touchdown, while quarterback Jacob Stafford rushed 25 times for 129 yards and a score.

Stamford opened the scoring on its first play from scrimmage when Wimberly threw a 63-yard strike to Washington, who caught the ball in stride with no Shiner defender within 10 yards.

Shiner then rattled off 28 straight before Stamford’s defense stepped up, including a fourth-down stop at its 40 with 3:51 left in the game.

Wimberly followed the stop with a 60-yard pass to Washington to tie the game.

Washington finished with four catches for 144 yards.

Wimberly completed 16 of 30 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed 10 times for 115 yards and three scores.

Class 2A, Division II

• Cisco 56, Refugio 36: Colton Kent rushed for 149 yards and accounted for six touchdowns, Mason Reed had 149 yards rushing and three scores and Cisco pulled away in the third quarter to beat Refugio.

Cisco (16-0) claimed the school's first title in its fifth trip to the finals. Refugio (14-2) was thwarted in its attempt to win a fourth state crown two years after beating Cisco by a point for the championship.

Leading 28-21 at halftime, Cisco added 14 points in the first 69 seconds of the third quarter. Kent ran 63 yards for a touchdown on the first play, Cisco recovered an onside kick and Kent found Reed two plays later for a 45-yard score.

Refugio quarterback Travis Quintanilla was 30 of 42 for 391 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Running back Isaiah Perez ran for 107 yards and touchdowns of 5, 3 and 6 yards for Refugio.

Quintanilla, the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors 2A offensive player of the year this season and in 2011, finished as the state's career leader in yards passing (14,223) and touchdown passes (186). With 68 TD passes this season, he broke the record of 67 set by Ennis' Graham Harrell in 2003.

Cisco receiver Kotie Hoover caught touchdown passes of 73 and 40 yards and made a key tackle at Cisco's 1-yard line late in the first half to stop Refugio on downs.

Six of Cisco's eight touchdowns came on plays of 40 or more yards.

Reed finished the season with 1,196 yards rushing while his backup, Landen Lewis, rushed for 1,049.

Cisco averaged 53 points while sweeping 10 regular-season games and averaged 47.5 in six playoff games.

Refugio's spread offense averaged 61.2 points during the postseason before encountering Cisco.

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