District 7-6A is officially up for grabs after South Grand Prairie used 21 fourth-quarter points Friday night at R.L. Anderson Stadium to pull away from Mansfield Summit, 45-24, and force a five-way tie atop the district standings.
After falling behind for the first time, the Warriors (4-3, 3-1 District 7-6A) took advantage of a fumbled kickoff to score quick back-to-back touchdowns early in the final period, then punched in a final score after running off much of the final eight minutes of the game with a 14-play drive.
The win, coupled with Mansfield Lake Ridge’s 42-17 loss to Cedar Hill, left five teams — including the Jaguars (4-2 overall) tied at 3-1 in 7-6A play.
After spotting SGP an early 24-7 lead, Summit pulled to within three points at halftime (24-21) after a shanked punt set the Jaguars up at the SGP 29. Austin Meza’s 33-yard field goal tied the game at 24-24 early in the second half.
The game was over when: The Warriors responded with a 60-yard drive to take a 31-24 lead. Then on the ensuing kickoff, the returner let the ball slip out of his hands at his own 25 and Javarius Crawford scored on a 5-yard run to make it 38-24.
Offensive player of the game: SGP running back Kendrick Young ran 19 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Drake Logan threw for 104 yards and added 45 on the ground.
Unsung hero of the game: Warriors place-kicker Christian Vasquez kicked six extra points and tacked on a 39-yard field goal.
Up next: South Grand Prairie hosts Cedar Hill on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 pm. Summit travels to DeSoto for a 7:30 p.m. game Oct. 26.