Former Wildcat player, assistant coach and defensive coordinator Triston Abron, now the Head Football Coach at Paul Pewitt, is back home Friday (December 20) after Thursday night’s Class 3A, Division II State Championship Game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington which saw Gunter get past Paul Pewitt in the second half to win state, 43-22. Coach Abron with a hoarse voice and after about 3 hours of sleep told KSST Sports that the state game experience was awesome and unbelievable but perhaps still a bit of a blur. The Brahmas practiced all this week in the Sulphur Springs High School Multipurpose Building to get ready for Jerry’s World in Arlington. Coach Abron said he was delighted to see his players experience being in a hotel and visiting Dallas restaurants. Then there was also the chance to play in the home of the Dallas Cowboys. All of these experiences he knows his players will never forget. He said he was proud of his guys for what they were able to accomplish this season. Coach Abron said he wants to get back to the state championship game. He gives Gunter credit for being a very good team that did a great job in the championship game. He said many of their players had been to the title game before and they played that way. In the game, Coach Abron said his Brahmas came out a bit awestruck but then he said they settled down and starting doing what they do. He said they made some defensive plays that kept them in the game. The score was tied 22-22 at halftime. Coach Abron said Gunter used a defense that the Paul Pewitt coaches had never seen them play. The teams traded three films but this Gunter defense was not on any of them. He said his offensive staff had to scramble but did a heck of a job changing offensive blocking schemes for the defense. In the second half, Coach Abron said the Brahmas had to punt on the first drive. Then Gunter scored. He said the wind seemed to go out of the Brahmas’ sails a little at that time. Coach Abron said he will lose three or four keys guys on offense and defense but he said he believes he has kids that can take up the slack. Coach Abron said this might not be the end of the road for Paul Pewitt saying they might just have the chance to get back to the state championship game again.
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