The Perfect Ending


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Duncanville celebrates the championship win.

Dakorien Moore (4) points after the first down on a big catch in the state championship. (Photo by Destiny Garrity)
(29) Caden Durham turns the corner to score against north shore in the championship game at ATT stadium. (Photo by Dianna Vance)
(12) Keelon Russell takes off in the first quarter to score a touchdown against north shore in the 6A championship game. (Photo by Dianna Vance)
(29) Caden Durham crosses the goal line to score against north shore in the 6A championship. (Photo by Edith Guttierez)
(2 ) Ka’davion Dotson Walker celebrates after the big stop against north shore in the UIL 6A championship game. (Photo by Edith Guttierez)
Players receive their medal for the championship won at ATT stadium. (Photo by Eli Baker)
(29) Caden Durham interviews after winning the 6A offensive mvp award after the state title game. (Photo by Eli Baker)
(70) Jeffrey Manns celebrates the Panthers win against North Shore in the UIL state championship game at ATT stadium in Arlington. (Photo by Devani Bradley)
(29) Caden Durham breaks for one of his 3 touchdowns in the state championship at ATT stadium against the North Shore Mustangs. (Photo by Devani Bradley)

It’s been 24 years since Duncanville has won a state championship. This past Saturday the Panthers faced a familiar foe, and captured the UIL 6A Division 1 state championship. This was Coach Reginald Samples first state championship in his historic career. The final score was 28-21. 

Caden Durham (29) was the offense’s most valuable player. Caden rushed for 105 yards and scored a total of three rushing touchdowns. Keelon Russell (12) threw for 84 yards and rushed 103 yards; he scored a rushing touchdown in the second quarter.

Colin Simmons (8) was the defense’s most valuable player; he had three tackles for a loss and two sacks. The defense had a great start with an interception in the first quarter by Tyren Polley (21). Duncanville sealed the victory with a defensive stop against North Shore’s quarterback David Amador (8) with 1:04 left in the fourth quarter.

Duncanville ended their football season undefeated.

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