Allen rallies past Skyline for 42nd win, shot 3rd consecutive title

Allen rallies past Skyline for 42nd win, shot 3rd consecutive title

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Allen rallies past Skyline for 42nd win, shot 3rd consecutive title

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UNIVERSITY PARK _ The seemingly unbeatable are still unbeaten. Allen rallied from a three-score deficit in the final 15 minutes of a more-dramatic-than-the 52-34 win over Skyline indicates to advance from a Class 6A Division I semifinal before 20,000 at SMU’s Gerald Ford Stadium.

Ted Madden’s Video Report

Ranked No. 3 in USA Today’s national poll, Allen (15-0) took a lead with 6:11 remaining and held off No. 13-ranked Skyline (14-1). Allen takes its 42-game winning streak and goes for a third-consecutive state title against Cypress Ranch (13-2) at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.

Murray threw a 3-yard pass to Lee Morris to cap a 21-point spurt in less than nine minutes to rally past Skyline, which got a standout effort from backup senior quarterback DeQon Hardister after senior starter K.c. Johnson was out the second half with a hand injury.

Murray was 24-of-36 for 406 yards with five touchdowns as Allen went on a 35-0 run in the second half. Ted Madden’s video Highlights

Allen need a field goal with 44 seconds to defeat Euless Trinity last week. Allen needed a 50-point second half to get past Arlington Martin and a field goal as time expired to defeat DeSoto three weeks ago.

Allen rallied to within 34-31 early in the fourth quarter as Murray threw his fourth touchdown pass to the 6-2 Morris, who incidentally set a school record with a 42-inch vertical leap this summer.

Skyline had built a 28-10 as sophomore linebacker Jalon Spencer returned a pick-six 97 yards as Allen seemed on the verge of a score.

True to Allen’s form, which has won three close games to stay alive in the playoffs, Murray hit a 34-yard pass to Kerry Hall les than a minute later to pull within 28-17. Skyline’s Savon Rollison scored his third third touchdown to re-establish Skyline at 34-17 (PAT blocked) with 2:54 left in the third quarter before Allen really started putting on pressure.

Allen, which ousted Skyline in the playoffs on Allen’s way to a 2012 state title, got touchdown passes from Murray to Morris to pull within 34-31 with 11:15 left in the fourth quarter.

Allen WR Lee Morris (No. 80) caught three late TD passes in a victory over Skyline.

Allen WR Lee Morris (No. 80) caught three late TD passes in a victory over Skyline.


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Allen _ 2:28 1Q Jalen Guyton 10-yard pass from Kyler Murray (Sawyer Williams kick)

Skyline _ 6:22 2q Daleon Ward 2-yard run (Caleb Contraes kick)

Allen _ 1:53 2Q Sawyer Williams 19-yard field goal

Skyline _ :26 2Q Savon Rollison 3-yard run (Caleb Contraes kick)

Skyline _9:25 3Q Savon Rollison 24-yard pass from DeQon Hardister (Caleb Contraes kick)

Skyline 8:09 3Q Jalon Spencer 97-yard interception return (Caleb Contraes kick)

Allen 7:20 3Q Kerry Hall 34-yard pass from Kyler Murray (Sawyer Williams kick)

Skyline _ 2:54 3Q Savon Rollison 11-yard pass from DeQon Hardister (kick blocked)

Allen _ 2:19 3Q Lee Morris 9-yard pass from Kyler Murray (Sawyer Williams kick)

Allen _ 11;15 4Q Lee Morris 26 TD pass from Kyler Murray (Sawyer Williams kick)

Allen _ 6:11 4Q Lee Morris 3TD pass from Kyler Murray (Sawyer Williams kick)

Allen _ 4:01 4Q David Feliciano 1-yard run (Sawyer Williams kick

Allen _ 1:41 4q Keon Williams 36-yard run (Sawyer Williams kick)

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