Greenhill got the rematch it wanted, but the Hornets couldn’t engineer a different result in the SPC 3A championship game.
Fort Worth Trinity Valley rallied for a 24-14 win over Greenhill at Pennington Field in Bedford, spoiling the Hornets’ attempt to win their first conference football title in almost two decades.
Greenhill was also looking to avenge a 30-27 loss Sept. 28 in the first meeting between the two teams, but found its offense stifled by a Trinity Valley defense that allowed just 88 total yards.
After falling behind 10-0, the Hornets (6-4) responded with two Jake Webster touchdown passes to take a 14-10 lead midway through the third quarter.
Webster connected with Xavier Bryant for a 15-yard score just before halftime, then found Kassidy Woods on a 7-yard touchdown strike with 7:21 remaining in the third quarter.
However, the Trojans (8-2) regained control thanks to the workhorse efforts of Isaiah Jackson, who rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns. His 3-yard plunge into the end zone with 6:57 left helped to seal the game.
Girls Cross Country
Hockaday junior Adoette Vaughan continued her dominance by winning a third consecutive SPC gold medal. This time, she also led the Daisies to their first team crown since 2011.
Vaughan won the 5-kilometer race in a time of 17 minutes, 58 seconds, which was almost a full minute faster than runner-up Kaiti Ness of Greenhill.
Hockaday placed four runners in the top seven overall — including Caroline Forbess, Parker Hawk, and Elizabeth Raff — to easily take the team title at Athletic Performance Ranch in Fort Worth.
Greenhill won its second title in the past three years by claiming a five-set win over Casady in the championship match.
It was the third consecutive year in which the Hornets (27-2-1) met Casady in the final, with Greenhill avenging its loss from last season. The victory also made Greenhill 3-0-1 against Casady this season.
The Hornets, who swept rival St. Mark’s in the semifinals, have tallied at least 25 wins in each of the past three seasons under head coach Mauro Grasso.