CARROLLTON — It was a complicated tiebreaker for the District 10-3A to decide which teams would be playoff-bound, but there was nothing complicated about Carrollton Ranchview’s 46-22 victory over Aubrey on Friday night.
A win guaranteed Aubrey (2-8, 1-3 District 10-3A) would move on outright and a loss by fewer than nine points did the same, albeit by a tiebreaker. Instead, the loss means that the Chaparrals are the odd team out and have come to the end of their season.
“It hurts. You always say that when seniors leave, but especially with this group of guys,” Aubrey head coach Mike Segleski said. “They really fought hard trying to change the culture. Anytime you play and it’s the last time, you have those tears in your eyes.”
Quarterback Keidrien Wadley launched Ranchview off to a quick start, scoring three first-half touchdowns on the ground to give the Wolves a 20-0 lead headed into halftime.
With a chance to keep a comeback and playoff hopes alive, the Aubrey defense forced a three-and-out on the opening drive of the second half. When Ranchview’s punt pinned the Chaps at the 1-yard line, they drove for a first down with the most momentum the team had been able to muster all night.
But on the ensuing first-down play, quarterback Cole Cannon fumbled the snap back to Ranchview, and the Wolves scored on the next play to go by 28 points.
“We needed to score a couple early, maybe put doubt in their mind, and we weren’t able to do that,” Segleski said.
Matt Duncan led Aubrey with 119 yards on 22 carries, while Chancy Hull ran nine times for 66 yards and a touchdown. The Chaps piled up 287 yards total on the ground, but the slow start and two turnovers meant it was never close.
For Ranchview, Wadley added a 55-yard touchdown score in the third quarter to finish with 148 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries. He also completed five of his 10 passes for 47 yards .
“He’s a tremendous player,” Wolves coach Terry Smith said of Wadley. “Tonight, the challenge was, for him, to not be the quarterback of Ranchview, but to be the best quarterback in the state.”
The tiebreaker occurred because Ranchview, Aubrey and Lone Star all had 1-3 district records. Lone Star and Ranchview will move on to the playoffs.
Carrollton Ranchview 46, Aubrey 22
RV — Keidrien Wadley 12 run (pass failed Keidrien Wadley)
RV — Keidrien Wadley 1 run (pass failed Keidrien Wadley)
RV — Keidrien Wadley 1 run (Davian Carter pass from Keidrien Wadley)
RV — Dominique Carter 12 run (Raghib Ismail pass from Keidrien Wadley)
AU — Josh Millican 21 pass from Mason Robinson (Matt Duncan run)
RV — Keidrien Wadley 55 run (Keidrien Wadley run failed)
AU — Mason Robinson 1 run (Calvin Stang pass failed Mason Robinson)
RV — Davian Carter 6 run (Keidrien Wadley run failed)
RV — Davian Carter 13 run (Davian Carter run failed)
AU — Chancy Hull 3 run (Sam Heath run)
Rushing — AU: Matt Duncan 22-119, Chancy Hull 9-66, Cole Cannon 14-52, Sam Heath 6-37, Mason Robinson 4-13, RV: Keidrien Wadley 12-148, Davian Carter 11-126, Brandon Stewart 5-64, Dominique Carter 11-49, Raghib Ismail 2--1.
Passing — AU: Mason Robinson 2-7-2-35, Cole Cannon 0-3-0-0, RV: Keidrien Wadley 5-10-0-47.
Receiving — AU: Josh Millican 1-21, Calvin Stang 1-14, RV: Camroyce Jackson 2-23, Dominique Carter 1-10, Armahn Mathis 1-8, Davian Carter 1-6.