(14-1) Wimberley Junior Quarterback Cody Stoever played an amazing game, but his game tying two point conversion was stopped shy of the goal line as (15-0) Bellville thwarted an amazing comeback to reach the UIL 4A Division II state football championship. Bellville was led by Junior Running Back DD Murray, who had several amazing touchdown runs. Bellville had leads of 7-0, 14-7, 28-14, before holding on for the dramatic 35-33 victory.
Bellville will play Gilmer, who defeated Glen Rose, this Friday night at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Bellville Defensive End DJ Sanders got the scoring started with a scoop and score 27-yard fumble recovery to give the Brahmas a 7-0 lead. Stoever tied it with a 5-yard TD run 7-7. Sam Hranicky made it 14-7 with a short TD run for Bellville, but Stoever tied it up again with a short yardage TD run 14-all with 10:33 to play in the 2nd quarter. Bellville’s Murray scored on a 27 yard TD run to make it 21-14 with 1:17 to play until halftime. Corrdian Hood scored on a 69 yard touchdown run to open the scoring in the 3rd quarter for the Brahmas 28-14. Stoever responded with a 3 yard TD run to cut Bellville’s lead to 28-21 late in the 3rd quarter.
Stoever adds his 4th touchdown in the 4th quarter dragging a defender into the endzone, but the extra point hit the upright and that proved costly. Down 35-27, Stoever drags more defenders on a 4th and 6 play to pick up the 1st down deep in Brahmas territory. Stoever added his 5th touchdown of the game with a short yardage run with under a minute to play. But the two piont conversion failed, as Stoever came up short with :43 seconds remaining in the game. Bellville got the onside kick and ran out the clock to preserve the dramatic victory.