UIL 2019 Texas State Football Championship: Head Coach Jerry Burkhart Breaks State Record With his Ninth Championship

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It was a dominant effort from start to finish for the Coyotes of Richland Springs as they rush for 368 yards in route to a 62-16 win over Montley County. 

The team was lead by Offensive MVP, Junior Landon Burkhart who rushed for 154 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Junior Matt Rigdon also joined Burkhart in the 100 yard club as he ended the game with 106 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Senior Lane Shannon was finished 3 yards shy of 100 yards while adding 3 touchdowns himself.

The Coyote defense seemed to have the Matador offense behind the chains the entire game as they were held to only 2-10 on 3rd downs, 2-8 on 4th.  Motley County had the ball for two times longer than Richland Springs, but were unable to do much with it.  Defensive MVP Senior Wade Appleton led the way with 9 tackles for the Coyotes.

The game was called in the middle of the third quarter after a 60 yard touchdown run by Matthew Rigdon put a bow on a perfect season.  

In a season where Coach Burkhart clinched his 200th win and 9th state title, he kept things simple when explaining what was the key to his programs sustained success.  “”Put God in your program and play as one.”


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