ROYSE CITY, Texas The Connally Cadets lost to defending state champion Pleasant Grove in the Area round of the playoffs Friday, falling 24-6.
Connally fell behind early thanks to some shaky special teams play in their own end of the field. Pleasant Grove capitalized to take an early 10-0 lead over the Cadets.
Connally answered with their running game, Jayveon Sunday made a big run in the second quarter to set up his own touchdown run to cut the lead to 10-6.
It was all Pleasant Grove after that offensively. The Hawks scored the final 14 points of the game and pulled away from Connally for a 24-6 win. The loss ends Connally's season at 8-4.