Amongst the smallest schools of the Texas HS landscape, the players who participate in 6-man football may have the most sizable hearts – especially the winning ambitions held amongst the 27 student athletes on Borden County roster.
The Coyotes won the Division 1A title 60-12 over the Jonesboro Eagles, winning their fourth title – their first since 2009. The loss marked the Eagles first of the season – Jonesboro has won 26 of 28 games, and haven’t lost a regular season game since 2012.
Corbin Sumners won offensive MVP on 135 rushing yards for three Tds, along with 31 receiving yards for a score. Hunter Jones – who wears no. 74 in tribute to his uncle – won defensive MVP with seven tackles; he added 152 rushing yards on the other side of the ball.
The Coyotes controlled the pace for most of the first half, amassing a 32-12 lead. The mercy rule was implemented with 7:23 left in the fourth quarter, after the Coyotes surpassed the 45+ point winning margin.
The appearance marked the sixth time the Coyotes have made the title game under coach Trey Richey, and their first since 2011; the championship match marked the first appearance under coach Eddie Gallegos for Jonesboro.
Borden had six shutouts on the year, and their defensive effort outmatched Jonesboro to a mere 197 yards.
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