DALLAS CHRISTIAN FOOTBALL SHON COLEMAN

Dallas Christian running back Shon Coleman had 12 carries for 188 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 98-yarder, as the Chargers advanced to the state championship game with a 42-0 win over Fort Worth Southwest Christian on Saturday.

Dallas Christian has been one of the most successful private school football programs in the history of Texas.

The Chargers boast eight state championships, but while they have been close in recent years, they have found the ninth title to be elusive.

Dallas Christian entered this season on a mission and it has not strayed from it believes is its destiny.

The Chargers made another decisive statement on Friday, rolling to a 42-0 victory over Fort Worth Southwest Christian in the TAPPS state semifinals on Friday at the Birdville ISD Athletic Complex.

Dallas Christian improves to 10-0 on the season and advances to the Division II state title game where it will take on Austin Regents, a 38-14 winner over Second Baptist, at noon Saturday at Panther Stadium in Hewitt.

The Chargers wasted little time jumping on the Eagles, as Shon Coleman returned the opening kickoff 67 yards to set up a 1-yard touchdown run from T.J. King to take a 7-0 lead just one minute into the contest.

After forcing a punt, Dallas Christian went right back to work, quickly moving down the field, with Coleman finding the end zone on a 2-yard run to make it 14-0.

The Chargers then went to the air, with King hooking up with Tristan Turner for a 25-yard scoring strike to take a 21-0 lead into halftime.

There was no let up in the second half, as Coleman broke free for a 45-yard touchdown run, with Gabe Grubbs providing the two-point conversion to push the advantage to 29-0.

The special teams got in on the act when Parker Robertson fielded a punt and darted through the defense for a 58-yard return to paydirt.

Coleman, who finished with 12 carries for 188 yards, put the finishing touches on the win with the biggest play, as he got loose for a 98-yard touchdown run to provide the final 42-0 margin.

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