CORSICANA -- For the second time this season, the Tyler Bishop Gorman Crusaders were on the losing end against district rival Dallas Christian. Only this time, it ended their season.

Tyler Cook rushed for 294 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Chargers to a 21-14 win over Bishop Gorman in their TAPPS Division II state semifinal Saturday night at Tiger Stadium.

Dallas Christian (11-2) advanced to the state championship game where it will meet Dallas Parish Episcopal at 7 p.m. next Saturday back in Corsicana. Bishop Gorman, which dropped a 24-21 decision in overtime to Dallas Christian in the regular season, ended its season at 9-3.

The Crusaders were led offensively by quarterback Michael Goodwin, who completed 13 of 24 passes for 156 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions and rushed for a team-high 113 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.

Martin Guzman added 165 yards of offense with a touchdown. He rushed for 74 yards on eight carries and caught five passes for 91 yards and a score. Johnson carried seven times for 80 yards, while Connor Hobbs had seven catches for 56 yards in the losing effort.

Dallas Christian took a 7-0 lead less than a minute into the second quarter on the first of Cook's three touchdowns -- a 9-yard run. The Chargers maintained the 7-0 lead through the end of the half.

Bishop Gorman scored on its opening possession of the second half to tie the game at 7-7, as Goodwin fired a 30-yard touchdown pass to Guzman at the 8:51 mark of the third quarter.

However, it took the Chargers just one play to take the lead for good when Cook raced 75 yards to the end zone, which put Dallas Christian up, 14-7.

The lead increased to 21-7 midway through the fourth quarter when Cook squirted free for a 37-yard touchdown run, but Bishop Gorman had an answer on its ensuing drive with Goodwin scoring on a 31-yard QB keeper with 6:13 remaining.

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Dallas Christian 21, Tyler Bishop Gorman 14

TAPPS Division II State Semifinal
At Tiger Stadium, Corsicana

Dallas Christian            0      7      7      7    --    21
Bishop Gorman           0      0      7      7    --    14

Second Quarter
DC--Tyler Cook 9 run (Garrett Chandler kick), 11:08.
Third Quarter
BG--Martin Guzman 30 pass from Michael Goodwin (Guzman kick), 8:51.
DC--Cook 75 run (Chandler kick), 8:33.
Fourth Quarter
DC--Cook 37 run (Chandler kick), 8:06.
BG--Goodwin 31 run (Guzman kick), 6:13.

                                             DC                  BG
First Downs                            13                   19
Total Yards                           343                 442
Rushes-Yards                  38-339           45-286
Passing Yards                           4                156
Comp.-Att.-Int.                   1-3-0          13-24-3
Punts-Avg.                        5-31.4            2-54.0
Fumbles-Lost                         0-0                 1-0
Penalties-Yards                    4-22               8-57

RUSHING--Dallas Christian, Tyler Cook 24-294, Taylor Carson 4-23, Cody Garrett 10-22. Bishop Gorman, Michael Goodwin 25-113, Josh Johnson 7-80, Martin Guzman 8-74, Daniel McKnight 5-19.
PASSING--Dallas Christian, Garrett 1-3-0--4. Bishop Gorman, Goodwin 13-24-3--156.
RECEIVING--Dallas Christian, Garrett Walker 1-3. Bishop Gorman, Connor Hobbs 7-56, Guzman 5-91, Josh Riegel 1-9.