Reporter Staff Report
A electrifying 49-point first quarter allowed Walnut Springs to bury Advantage Academy by halftime and get an early start celebrating the programís third straight district championship.
The district title was the first as a member os Six-Man Division I for the Hornets. Their previous titles came in Division II.
Walnut Springs advances to face Irving Academy at 7 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium in Glen Rose. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.
The Hornets scored a remarkable four times on defense, including twice before their offense ever took the field as Austin Rose and Kody Stack each posted TDs on fumble recoveries.
Stack also scored on a 10-yard interception return, and the Hornet defense found the end zone again on a 20-yard fumble return.
It only got worse for Advantage Academy as Kyler Ballesteros rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Stack and Jed Espinoza each rushed for one. Ballesteros led the way on the ground, gaining 63 yards on four carries. He also had a 26-yard reception.
Dylan Cooke added a special teams score, returning an Advantage Academy kick 65 yards to the house.
Ryan Engelhardt, who hit a pair of 2-point kicks, led in tackles with five while Ballesteros had four.