TAPPS 5A: Frisco Legacy Christian
TAPPS 4A: Arlington Grace Prep
UIL 1A: Slidell
UIL 3A: Dallas Madison
UIL 5A: Mansfield Timberview
UIL 4A: Oak Cliff Faith Family
UIL 6A: Duncanville
Over the weekend, the DFW saw a lot of hardware come home as five area teams won their respective state championship game on Saturday, which adds to the two TAPPS state titles won to begin the month.
That’s a remarkable seven state championships out of a possible 13 across UIL, TAPPS and SPC.
While we’re not going to deep dive into every game, as some of them were detailed by our own Thomas Bingham down in San Antonio.
Duncanville won its fourth title - the first since 2007 - in comeback fashion over Klein Forest. Duncanville, which started 7-7 on the year, won its last 25 games and proved to be the right selection as the No. 1 team in the state. Duncanville also needed a rally in the state semifinals over Galena North Shore.
VYPE Player of the Game went to Micah Peavy with 22 points and 13 boards.
For the second time in three years,Mansfield Timberview ended the season at the top of the mountain thanks to a dominating win over San Antonio Wagner. Timberview opened the game with a big lead, saw Wagner cut that lead down only to pull away late to claim the title.
Five players scored in double figures for Timberview, led by VYPE Player of the Game CJ Smith’s 24 points.
In a simply awesome finish, Oak Cliff Faith Family earned its first-ever title with a game-winning dunk by Jordan Walsh. Faith Family trailed for much of three quarters to Liberty Hill before using a 14-3 run to take a fourth quarter lead. For the next two and a half minutes, Faith Family was held scoreless until Walsh’s dunk.
Walsh finished as the VYPE’s Player of the Game, punctuated with the dunk below.
Dallas Madison survived a hard-fought, defensive struggle with Brock, winning 49-48 as a halfcourt heave fell well short as the buzzer went off to win its second title in three years - also beating Brock in 2017. Warren Dunn’s free throw in the waning seconds to pull off the win.
The game’s MVP went to Madison’s Jerome Rogers Jr., who finished with 14 points and five boards.
Slidell erased a 75-year drought to claim the 1A state crown with a convincing win over Jayton. Slayton Pruett finished with 10 points and 21 rebounds for Slidell, taking home the game’s MVP honors. After the game was tied at 22 in the third, Slidell finished on a 27-14 run to capture the crown.