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St. George’s falls to ECS in second round of playoffs

The St. George’s Independent School varsity football team fell to ECS Friday night 27-20 in a double-overtime thriller that saw both teams combine for nearly 750 yards of offense.
The second-round playoff game was for a chance to play in the Div. 2-A championship.
Considered an underdog by many, the 6-6 Eagles entered Friday’s contest on a two-game win streak, including a 42-0 drubbing against 9-3 Fayette Academy in the first round of the playoffs.
The Gryphons scored first Friday on a 20-yard run from senior Dylan Young.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Eagles attacked St. George’s in the second with a half-field touchdown pass from Brent Rooker to Cole Heotis and a 24-yard field goal courtesy of Trace Williams.
Down 10-7 at the half, the Gryphons found the end again in the third quarter on a 5-yard run from Chandler Loy. Loy finished the game with 158 rushing yards.
St. George’s grew its lead to seven in the fourth quarter on a 30-yard field goal from Henry Cowan. However, ECS tied the game on touchdown run from Walker Jones.
In overtime, Rooker scored on a 10-yard run and Eagle defender Alex Armfield intercepted a pass for the win.

St. George’s Independent School fell to Evangelical Christian School 27-20 Friday night in the second round of the Div. 2-A playoffs. Collierville senior running back Dylan Young (left) finished the game with 97 rushing yards and one touchdown.