Tyler Grace Pulls Away From Trinity Christian In Third + Christopher Wilhelmi Returns To Lineup
CEDAR HILL -- Tyler Grace recorded more than yards 600 of offense in a 49-21 win Friday against Cedar Hill Trinity Christian in TAPPS Division II, District II play.
The Cougars scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to break free of a back-and-forth contest. Senior quarterback Christopher Wilhelmi accounted for two of the third-quarter scores under center in his first game of the season, off an injury sustained in the preseason.
Sophomore quarterback Braydon Stone got his sixth straight start for Grace (3-3, 1-1), but Wilhelmi got inserted into the game in the second quarter and Stone moved to receiver.
Wilhelmi completed 13 of 20 passes for 272 yards with two touchdowns through the air.
Stone went 9 for 13 and recorded a three touchdowns toward 125 yards. He also broke 100 yards on the ground and caught Wilhelmi's two scoring strikes at receiver.
Receiver Zach West and running back Uchenna Uduma were the other heavy hitters for Grace's offense. West caught six balls for 118 yards and a score while Uduma racked up a team-best 107 yards on the ground and added a touchdown.
The Cougars scored 21 straight points in the first quarter as well as the third, which erased a 7-0 deficit to last season's TAPPS Division III state runner up.
However, Grace only possessed a 28-21 advantage at halftime.
Stone got the Cougars rolling in the third with a 16-yard pass to West. Wilhelmi found Stone on a 17-yard pass the next drive and the duo iced the game one possession later on a 20-yard pass from Wilhelmi.
Trinity Christian (2-3, 0-1) will travel to Tyler this upcoming Friday to face Tyler All Saints.
Grace simultaneously visits Carollton Prince of Peace.