12th Annual TUFL 3A Championship
TEXAS BULLETS ARE THE 2014 TUFL CHAMPIONS!!
The Texas Bullets win first championship in decisive fashion, taking down the perennial power, and champions of 4 of the last 7 TUFL Championships, the North Texas Longhorns!! The Longhorns were aiming to be the first TUFL 3 peat champs, but MVP Justin Willis and the Texas Bullets had different plans.
The defending champs jumped out to a 10-0 1st quarter lead, on the legs of a Jeremy Franklin 8 yard TD run, and a 25 yd field goal, and looked solid to be on their way to a 3 peat. But the Bullets answered in the second quarter with Willis to Quincy Scott 12 yard TD pass reception and a 40 yard field goal to tie the game mid way into the second quarter. 5 minutes later Longhorn QB Terry Mayo hooked up with Aliciato Westmoreland on a 25 yard TD pass to answer the Bullet 10 point run. With a minute and a half left in the half, the Bullets drove down to give Zac Atterberry a shot with 2 seconds left on the clock to kick a 24 yard field goal to pull the Bullets within 4 points of the defending champs. But turns out, that's all the Longhorns had left to give to the scoreboard for the night.
The second half was all Bullets, with Justin Willis leading them to a uncontested 28-0 run in the second half. Willis connected with DeAndre Wilson on a 9 yard TD pass, and Michael Armstead TD toss to end the 3rd quarter with a comfortable 27-17 lead.
The Longhorns showed life at times, but 3 INT's by the Bullet defense in the 4th quarter would shut down any attempts for the champs to fight back into the game. Willis would connect with Scott again in the 4th on a long 41 yard TD, to seal the game. But the Bullets weren't done yet. The Longhorns mounted a threatening drive with just a couple of minutes left, and an interception deep in Bullet territory that was returned 88 yards to the Longhorn 4 yard line with less than a minute and a half gave the Bullets another chance to punch in more points. So Willis once again, for the 5th time tonight, put another score on the board with a pass to Kyle Biddlecomb. Final Score Bullets 41, Longhorns 17.
#3 Longhorns 17 vs #1 Bullets 41
Congratulations to the Longhorns for yet another superb season. Your season didn't end the way you envisioned, but you still should be proud of your success. 5 championship appearances in 7 years with 4 rings!! Not too shabby by any measure! You carried the champions mantle well! Last time you lost a championship, you only won 2 in a row to become the first TUFL repeat Champs. So, rest up, come back and try to do it again.
This was a remarkable year for the TUFL. 12 years, and this season was the most competitve since the first season of the league, probably the most competitive. We have made alot of strides as a league this year, but we aren't anywhere close to being done. Our work is only beginning. We will start early this off season, work harder than ever before, and look to make 2015 even better! So players, rest your bodies, coaches, rest your brains. Take a few weeks to relax, the get back at it! Players hit the gym, coaches hit the game tape and books, owners hit the streets for sponsors and recruit new players! The ones that take tto much time off and wait to long, will be the ones with no playoff berth, or an early exit in the playoffs!
12th Annual TUFL 3A Championship
#3 Longhorns vs #1 Bullets
Game will be at:
Keller ISD Sports Complex
500 N Pate Orr Road
Keller Texas 76248
TUFL 3A Playoffs Round 3 Semi Finals Results
#7 Stampede 22 @ #1 Bullets 36
#4 Trojans 24 @ #3 Longhorns 27
TUFL 3A Playoffs Round 3 Semi Finals Matchups
#7 Stampede @ #1 Bullets
#4 Trojans @ #3 Longhorns
TUFL 3A Playoffs Round 2 Results
#9 Avengers 6 @ #1 Bullets 42
#7 Stampede 52 @ #2 Crusaders 24
#6 Hawks 31 @ #3 Longhorns 36
#5 Warhawx 7 @ #4 Trojans 49
TUFL 3A Playoffs Round 2 Matchups
#9 Avengers @ #1 Bullets
#7 Stampede @ #2 Crusaders
#6 Hawks @ #3 Longhorns
#5 Warhawx @ #4 Trojans
TUFL 3A Playoffs 1st Round Results
#12 Pitbulls 0 @ #5 Warhawx 52
#11 Rhinos 14 @ #6 Hawks 56
#10 Bulldogs 0 @ #7 Stampede 53
#9 Avenger 7 @ #8 Panthers 6
TUFL 3A Playoffs 1st Round Matchups
#12 Pitbulls @ #5 Warhawx
#11 Rhinos @ #6 Hawks
#10 Bulldogs @ #7 Stampede
#9 Avenger @ #8 Panthers