The Sachse Mustangs are officially heading to the playoffs.
On the back of three second-half turnovers, Sachse (5-1, 6-3) scored 21 third-quarter points to defeat Wylie (3-3, 3-6) 38-7.
Despite the slow start on the scoreboard, Sachse outgained Wylie 226-96 yards in the first half. The Mustangs finally struck on a 64-yard touchdown run by Alex Orji. He led the team with four touchdowns (three rushing), to bring his total to 42 on the season.
Wylie’s third quarter woes proved costly. A fumble from Adrian Bryant and an interception from Isaac Phe led to two short Sachse scoring drives to extend its lead to 31. Sachse’s final score came after a Wylie fumbled punt return.
Phe led the lone scoring drive for the Pirates late in the fourth quarter. He went 4-for-4 with 67 yards and a 10-yard touchdown pass to Blake Fuller. Phe finished the game with 224 yards passing.
With the victory, Sachse will be the top seed in Division 1 out of District 9-6A. They’ll wrap up the season next Friday against Naaman Forest before the postseason.
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By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]