FRISCO – The Class 4A Division II semifinal had already been decided when Texarkana Pleasant Grove overwhelmed Graham in the first half. The Steers were playing for pride once they fell behind by 38 points in the final two minutes Thursday at the Ford Center. Horn huddled his troops up for one final drive that ended with the record-setting senior quarterback finding freshman Daniel Gilbertson for a 6-yard touchdown in the waning seconds of a 45-14 defeat. It wasn’t the way Graham wanted to go out.
It’s not easy to play for a state championship at any level. But the higher the classification you go, the more difficult it’s been for area teams through the years. Granted, we cover more smaller-school teams (Classes 2A/A) than bigger ones, but there’s only been one current 3A (old 2A) and up who’s played for a title since 2000 (and actually longer, but for this exercise, we’re just going to look back to 2000).
Ever since a statement-opening win against Sanger, Graham’s defense has proven to be stingy against the run. The Steers have only allowed five teams to surpass the 100-yard mark and are surrendering 93.8 rushing yards per game during a 14-0 start. The winner of Thursday’s Class 4A Division II state semifinal at 7 p.m. at Frisco’s Ford Center will likely be determined by who wins the battle up front between polar opposite offenses.
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