Texas College grabs second win on "Senior Day"

Texas College's Antwjuan Strahan tries to cut back against Lyon College's Stephen Benedik (4) and Trenston Hawkins (23) during Saturday's game at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. (Kevin Hampton FOCUSINON.ME)

Texas College celebrated "Senior Day" the best way on Saturday, with a victory in the Steers' final home game of the season.

Antwjuan Strahan threw two touchdown passes and Curtez Griffin caught two scoring strikes as Texas College defeated Lyon College, 21-14, on a damp and cool afternoon at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

The Central States Football League game was tied 14-14 in the fourth quarter before Griffin scored the tiebreaking TD on a 28-yard reception from quarterback Robert Woodard, who played the second half of the contest, held on Earl Campbell Field.

The Steers improve to 2-7 overall and 2-3 in CSFL play. Plus they have a two-game winning streak at home.

The Scots, a first-year program located in Batesville, Arkansas, fall to 0-10 and 0-4.

Cory Sherman, a junior from Marlin, led the ground attack with 137 yards on nine carries. He also had three catches for 22 yards.

Griffin, a junior from Shreveport, Louisiana, had six catches for 83 yards. He added a 9-yard TD pass from Strahan.

Strahan also tossed a 14-yard TD pass to Tyrone Bibby.

DeVontae Morris, a junior from Greenville, Mississippi, and Terrell Williams, a sophomore from Euless, each had interceptions for the Steers.

For the Scots, Michael Bowles was a workhorse, carrying the ball 23 times for 164 yards and a 49-yard TD dash. The junior from Earle, Arkansas, entered the game as the third-leading rusher in NAIA.

Josh Williams, a freshman from Tomball, scored on a 25-yard run for the Scots. The TD topped off a 98-yard drive in the third quarter.

Tristan Dickinson, a freshman linebacker from Panama City, Florida, recovered two fumbles for the Arkansas squad.

The Scots conclude their first season on Saturday, hosting Wayland Baptist at Pioneer Stadium. Batesville is located about 90 miles northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas.

TC concludes its season on the road next Saturday, traveling to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to meet Langston. Kickoff is 2 p.m.

STEER NOTES: Before the game the TC seniors were honored - defensive back Brian White (Arlington), wide receiver Tyrone Bibby (Miami), wide receiver Bradford Lewis (Pittsburg), defensive back Alonzo Roberson (Dallas), defensive lineman Dexter Harmon (Houston) and defensive lineman Joshua Levy (Dallas). … Lyon College has just five upperclassmen on the team.

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Texas College 21,

Lyon College 14

Lyon College 0 7 7 0 - 14

Texas College 7 7 0 7 - 21

First Quarter

TC-Curtez Griffin 9 pass from Antwjuan Strahan (Orlando Marroquin kick), 11:27.

Second Quarter

TC-Tyrone Bibby 14 pass from Strahan (Marroquin kick), 13:25.

LC-Michael Bowles 49 run (Osvaldo Espericueta kick), 12:34.

Third Quarter

LC-Josh Williams 25 run (Espericueta kick), 2:29.

Fourth Quarter

TC-Griffin 28 pass from Robert Woodard (Marroquin kick), 9:26.

 

LC TC

First Downs 16 19

Rushes-Yards 39-217 45-304

Passing Yards 82 164

Comp.-Att.-Int. 5-19-2 14-18-0

Punts-Avg. 9-39.0 6-35.5

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-2

Penalties-Yards 6-65 8-57

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING-Lyon College, Michael Bowles 23-164, Josh Williams 11-59, Dwane Robinson 2-4, Tanner Stevenson 2-(-5), Team 1-(-5). Texas College, Cory Sherman 9-137, Jude St. Julien 6-71, Antwjuan Strahan 9-41, Eldrick English 9-38, Curtez Griffin 1-16, Phillip Callier 1-10, LeDarien Harris 1-3, Team 1-(-1), Robert Woodard 8-(-11).

PASSING-Lyon College, Stevenson 5-16-2 82, Robinson 0-3-0. Texas College, Woodard 6-9-0 117 yards, Strahan 8-9-0 47 yards.

RECEIVING-Lyon College, Robinson 3-65, Williams 1-12, Riley Caraway 1-5. Texas College, Curtez Griffin 6-83, Callier 3-39, Sherman 3-22, Tyrone Bibby 2-20.

 

Sports Editor

I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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