Just like that, the Baytown Christian Academy 23-game win streak and season is over.
Cedar Park Summit Christian (9-3) unceremoniously ended the TAPPS six-man Division III defending champion Bulldogs run to a repeat and third title in four years with a 72-22 win at Bryan Allen Academy Saturday night.
“The game plan going in was to ground and pound and we did what we wanted to do,” BCA head coach Jeromey Anderson said. “The main issue was defensively we could not contain the spread back. We played a very physical top end schedule and we honestly never got fully healthy from that. We were banged up all year.
“Cedar park is a great team and I take nothing away from them, but they are very similar to Emery Weiner in what they run. We knew the game plan and could call every play before they happened, but we were not able to execute.”
BCA (9-1) was led by Jelan Dowdye (25 carries, 141 yards, three touchdowns rushing) and Colton Anderson (13 carries, 64 yards).
It didn’t help that starting BCA quarterback Sebastian Wilson went down with injury and third-stringer Adem Lambeth had to finish the game out.
“Aden did a phenomenal job but when you dig that deep on the depth chart your play book gets smaller and smaller,” coach Anderson said. “We had both offensive lineman go out with injuries as well which led to us having to sub the entire o-line. Regardless it was a great season and a great 23-game win streak. I am honestly glad that is over. Streaks are made to be broken.
“We had a more homegrown team this year with over half of these young men coming all the way from the sixth-grade program. We expect to have a very solid senior class next year that is very strong and bought in.”