DALLAS CHRISTIAN FOOTBALL

Dallas Christian went toe-to-toe with two-time defending state champion Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill for much of Friday night.

But the Tigers once again proved to be too much as they pulled away for a 40-16 victory in a battle of undefeated teams.

TC-Cedar Hill struck first when Cameron Wilson had a 20-yard touchdown run and Shedeur Sanders followed up by hitting Wilson on a 40-yard scoring strike to take a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.

The Chargers did not panic and began chipping away.

Jacob Hoezle kicked a 25-yard field goal to get on the scoreboard midway through the second quarter.

Sanders got free for a 27-yard touchdown run, with Dallas Christian matching it on Zack Haaland’s 14-yard burst to the end zone to stay within 20-10 at halftime.

Things got real interesting early in the third quarter when Parker Robertson busted free for a 46-yard touchdown run to close to within 20-16, but the Tigers would take over from there.

Elijah Yelverton’s 26-yard touchdown restored the two-score advantage at 26-16 late in the third quarter.

TC-Cedar Hill then added insurance in the fourth, getting a short touchdown run from Emari Matthews and a 65-yard touchdown pass from Sanders to Rodrick Weaver, Jr.

For continued coverage on the local sports scene, follow Devin Hasson on Twitter: @DevinHasson

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