In the midst of shooting my daily work for The Shorthorn, I always love freelancing sports on the side. Over the weekend I had the opportunity to shoot Abilene and Belton high school football as both teams make their push to continue in the playoffs. Abilene and Arlington High put on a great game Friday at Maverick Stadium at UT-Arlington that was decided by an 18-yard field goal to put Abilene on top, 31-28, as the clock expired. The story for Belton, however, was not as cinematic as mistakes led to a 52-28 loss to Longview at Kincaide Stadium in Dallas. Overall, it was a cold but exciting weekend of football in Texas.
Abilene High’s Jake Broosk (7) intercepts a pass in the third quarter of the Eagles’ bidistrict game against Arlington High.
Abilene High’s Paxton Grayer (5) rushes for a touchdown to tie the game in the third quarter, and AHS eventually won 31-28 on a late field goal.
Eagles running back Paxton Grayer (5) kisses the bidistrict trophy given to his team after its 31-28 win over Arlington High.
Belton quarterback David Ash throws a pass to receiver Jonathan Paysse during the Tigers' 52-28 playoff loss to Longview on Saturday night. Ash threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns, giving the senior Texas commitment 3,470 passing yards and 41 TDs this year. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Belton receiver Jonathan Paysse breaks away from Longview’s Deionte Wall during the Tigers’ 52-28 bi-district playoff loss Saturday night. (Andrew Buckley/Special to the Telegram)
Ruben Alvarez celebrates after Belton recovered a fumble in the second quarter on Saturday at Kincaide Stadium in Dallas.