Lake Travis receiver Garrett Wilson leaped up and back to catch a Hail Mary pass on the final play of the Adidas 7-on-7 semifinal, giving the Cavaliers a 41-40 win over A&M Consolidated.
In a clump of players in the right corner of the end zone, Wilson got the best view of Matthew Baldwin’s well-thrown pass, and fell to the turf with the stunning game-winner, which ignited a celebration by Wilson and on the Lake Travis sideline.
Wilson’s catch ending an impressive run by the Consol Tigers that included a 46-35 win over College Station in an unscheduled 7-on-7 Crosstown Showdown at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.
Lake Travis took advantage, stopping a Waxahachie two-point attempt with no time remaining in the championship game to capture its second Texas Division I state 7-on-7 championship with a 34-33 win over the Indians. Bryce Salik’s two-point conversion pass to Tevin Wofford couldn’t connect.
In the semifinal, the Tigers took a 33-21 lead when Caden Fedora threw to Devin Price, but a leaping interception by Ty Badciong gave the Cavs a chance to move in front. Baldwin hit Hudson Card on a slant pass as Lake Travis took a 34-33 lead.
Fedora’s shovel pass to Tre Newton put Consol back in front, as the Tigers burned most of the game clock. Not quite enough, though. Lake Travis had time for one play — the game winner.
“It was a very good day,” Fedora said. “I have the greatest receivers in the state of Texas and that’s what I’m always going to say. We made great plays and our defense played amazing. I have to put that game on me, probably, because I threw a pick but I feel like we did really good. I think we’re going to have a really good football team.”
In their impromptu quarterfinal meeting with their in-town rivals, Consol had interceptions on the first three College Station offensive possessions on their way to a 46-35 victory.
Charles Williams carried the first of those, a tipped ball, in for a touchdown. Jamarquis Stewart and Nate Floyd also had interceptions of College Station quarterback Marquez Perez as the Tigers built a 20-0 lead.
Fedora’s scoring throw to Newton opened a 33-7 Tigers’ lead early in the second half.
“It’s always a joy playing College Station,” Fedora said. “It’s always a joy when you get to beat them. I can’t wait to play them during the season and I hope we’ll have something in store for them.”