Tyler Grace Beats Bullard Brook Hill + Wins East Texas Private School Circuit
BULLARD -- Tyler Grace Community built a comfortable 22-point lead by halftime and rolled to a 56-20 win Friday at Brook Hill.
Cougars quarterback Christopher Wilhelmi had another special night. He completed 23 of 26 passes for 362 yards and four touchdowns to zero interceptions and also ran in two scores toward 48 rushing yards.
Wilhelmi gave Grace (8-2, 5-1) a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with a 8-yard throw to Parker Ary and a 1-yard quarterback keeper. After the Guard (6-4, 2-4) clawed back to make it a 14-6 contest on Chidiebere Nechi's 65-yard scoop-and-score, the signal caller opened the second quarter with a 5-yard scoring pass to Zach West.
West then gave Grace a 28-6 halftime lead on a 4-yard run.
Brook Hill quarterback Hood Taylor dived in from a yard out to open the second half, but Grace scored the next three touchdowns.
Taylor completed 21 of 40 passes for 306 yards and threw a touchdown pass late in the contest.
With the win, the Cougars completed a sweep of the other three 11-man private school football teams in East Texas -- Brook Hill, Tyler Bishop Gorman and Tyler All Saints.
Grace, Gorman and Brook Hill all qualified for the playoffs in order behind Dallas Christian from TAPPS Division II, District II.
Defending Division II state champion Fort Worth Christian will travel to Grace this upcoming Friday for both teams' first round postseason game.
Brook Hill will travel to Midland Christian for a 2 p.m. playoff game on Nov. 12.