IRVING -- Tyler Grace Community traveled to Irving on Friday and handed the Cistercian Prep Hawks their second loss of the season, winning a 56-55 shootout.

In a wild game that featured multiple lead changes, the Grace defense came up with a stop when it needed one the most, denying a two-point conversion attempt by the Hawks in the final seconds that gave the Cougars the win.

Grace (2-5 overall, 0-2 TAPPS Division II District 2) led early in the game and tied it on six occasions before taking the lead for good on a five yard touchdown run with 2:48 left by junior running back Uchenna Uduma, his third touchdown of the night.

Sophomore Alvin Skipworth accounted for four touchdowns, a 48-yard touchdown reception from Braydon Stone and rushing touchdowns of 48, 13, and 10 yards.

Cougar quarterback Stone ripped off a 76-yard touchdown run for the Cougars’ other touchdown.

Seniors Walker Franklin and Luke Graham came up with game changing quarterback sacks in the decisive fourth quarter. Leading tacklers for Grace were Wes Tolleson with 13 and Brit Bays with 10.

Uduma, Skipworth and Stone each had more than 100 yards of rushing, led by Uduma’s 177 yards. Stone was 7 of 13 passing for 154 yards, with Skipworth leading the receivers with four receptions for 136 yards.

Cistercian dropped to 5-2 overall and remains 4-1 in Southwest Preparatory Conference 3A.

The Cougars have an open week next week before returning to district play the following week at home against Carrolton Prince of Peace.

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