Tyler Grace’s Season Ends After Two-Point Try for Win Against FW Christian Fails
FORT WORTH -- All or nothing. Tyler Grace Community went for it all against Fort Worth Christian on Friday night, but the Cougars came out on the wrong end in their TAPPS Division II playoff game.
A fumbled snap on a two-point conversion try in overtime gave Fort Worth Christian a 35-34 win over Tyler Grace, ending the Cougars' season.
Grace (8-3) got a 5-yard touchdown run from star player Kade Clayton to get the Cougars within one of Fort Worth Christian, which scored first in overtime on a 3-yard run by Chase Hamilton -- his fourth touchdown of the game.
The teams went scoreless in the third quarter after going into halftime tied at 21. Clayton gave Grace a 28-21 lead with 7:10 remaining on a 7-yard touchdown run, and that lead held until Fort Worth Christian's Caleb Davis connected with Reese Herring on a 13-yard touchdown pass with 24 seconds left in the game.
Clayton and Grace quarterback Blake White combined to rush for 232 yards, with Clayton running for 105 yards on 19 carries and White for 127 on 16 attempts. White scored on a 68-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 14-14 in the second quarter and hit Statler Lewis for a 15-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 in the first.
White finished 10 of 15 passing for 147 yards and Lewis caught six balls for 97 yards.