Brook Hill Handles All Saints + Wins First Seed In TAPPS D-II Playoffs
BULLARD -- The Guard broke away from Tyler All Saints with 20 straight points in the second and third quarters of Friday's TAPPS Division II, District II finale en route to a 40-13 win.
With the victory, Bullard Brook Hill secured the first seed from District 2. All Saints' season ended.
The two teams traded touchdowns in the first quarter and both sides missed their point after kick attempts for a 6-6 tie after 12 minutes. The Guard (7-2, 6-1) broke away in the second frame with touchdowns with Parker Galbraith's 28-yard catch from quarterback Grant Hanks and a Kris McCune 11-yard run with 1:26 remaining.
Hanks threw his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter. Alex Hale made the nine-yard catch. A second failed point after attempt left the guard with a 26-6 lead entering the final 12 minutes of the game.
All Saints (5-5, 3-4) cut the deficit to 13 points with signal caller Matt Brunson's two-yard run at the 10:05 mark. Brook Hill closed the game with two more touchdowns, a 36-yard run by Hanks and a McCune 17-yard carry.
McCune had three rushing touchdowns in the game. He opened scoring with a big 62-yard run.
All Saints tied the game in the first quarter with Luke Lee's 19-yard reception from Brunson.
McCune led all players with a game-best 172 yards on the ground, and he did it on just 17 carries. Brunson finished his high school career with 184 total yards for the Trojans.
Brook Hill will host Houston Northland Christian in the opening round of the TAPPS playoffs. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.