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Football Playoff Follow-up: Pleasant Grove

by Brian Tyl | December 6, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

LAST WEEK: The Hawks were eliminated from playoff contention after a 36-15 loss to Gilmer in a Region II-4A regional championship playoff game at Sam Parker Field in Mount Pleasant, Texas.

OFFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Senior RB Davion Stewart finished with a game-high 136 yards rushing on 17 carries and a touchdown for the Hawks. Teammate and sophomore Jaylen Boardley had 93 yards on 18 totes. QB Jarret Halter scored on a 1-yard plunge.Torion Phillips had two catches for 35 yards to lead the Hawks' receivers.

DEFENSIVE STANDOUTS: Defensive stats unavailable.

COACH JOSH GIBSON COMMENTS: "It was special to watch the kids this season. I have a lot of respect for Gilmer. Depending on realignment, I am sure that we will play them again.

"Davion did what we thought he would do this week. In the past few weeks, he had unbelievable runs. We told him that he would tote the ball as much as anyone. Our linemen did a great job blocking and Jaylen did a good job running too. The cuts that Davion made, his balance, and not getting taken down by a first tackler was a heckuva performance. He is a special kid and a special player.

"Reese (Elrod) is a full-tilt, heart and soul guy. I was thankful to have coached him. We are going to miss all of the seniors."

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