By JESSIE HORTON
BRYAN (November 26, 2016) — Travis Loper rushed for three fourth quarter touchdowns and the Stephenville FAITH defense made three four-down stops in the final period as the Knights came from behind for a 70-49 victory over Bastrop Tribe Consolidated in the TAIAO Division II Six-Man Championship at The Allen Academy Saturday.
The Knights trailed in the fourth quarter for the second straight year in the championship, but Loper scrambled for one touchdown down and a 48-41 lead before the defense made it’s first big four-down stand. Loper then broke free again, sprinting to pay dirt for a 56-41 margin with 7:50 to play.
Bastrop Tribe tried to make it a one score game, but the Knight defense came up big with a fourth-down stop at the FAITH 10, with 4:36 remaining and the offense went to work putting the game away.