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China Spring defends state title, kicks late field goal to win 24-21

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Posted at 6:59 PM, Dec 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-17 10:29:06-05

ARLINGTON, Texas — China Spring defended its state title crown, coming from behind to beat Boerne 24-21.

Things started poorly for the Cougars in the Class 4A Division I championship game at AT&T Stadium.

They allowed three first half touchdown drives, including one where the Cougar defense tipped a pass that landed in the hands of a Boerne receiver.

Despite the early deficit, China Spring refused to fold.

Quarterback Cash McCollum threw a touchdown pass to Trestan Exline just before halftime to cut the lead to 21-7 and give the Cougars much-needed momentum heading into the break.

China Spring tacked on two more second-half touchdowns to tie the score at 21.

In the end, the Cougars would drive the field in the final few minutes, setting up a game-winning field goal from Thomas Barr to give the Cougars the win.