Blaise Bentsen’s 56-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Kroeker in the fourth quarter provided the winning points and Texoma Christian made a final stand in a 14-7 home victory against Garland Christian Academy on Friday night.
It was the first home win for Texoma Christian (2-3), which has won back-to-back games entering district play against Dallas First Baptist.
The Eagles took the ball first and gained three consecutive first downs.
Garland Christian’s Jonathan Petty sacked Bentsen for a loss and allowed the Swordsmen to have the ball two plays later. Charles Flute III took the ball on the first play from scrimmage 71 yards for what turned out to be Garland Christian’s only score of the night.
The second quarter was scoreless and Garland Christian carried the 7-0 advantage into the second half.
The third quarter opened with Garland Christian taking the first possession. Flute III took the hand-off and gained five yards toward the first down but Caleb Dolvin was intercepted by Dylan Foster on the GCA 38-yard line and he returned it to the 23-yard line.
TCS drove to the six and Jack Turner capped the series with a touchdown run from there but the extra point attempt failed and the Eagles still trailed.
Texoma Christian contained the Swordsmen and Bentsen connected with Kroeker for the go-ahead score. Bentsen then hit Gavin Puebla for the two-point conversion to make it a seven-point margin.
The Eagles forced Garland Christian to go three-and-out and Puebla also recovered a fumble after TCS gave the ball back following an unsuccessful drive.
The Swordsmen had the ball for one last attempt to comeback but Dolvin threw four straight incomplete passes and Texoma Christian held on for the victory.