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Flour Bluff advances to first-ever football state semifinal after defeating Veterans Memorial 13-7 Friday

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Posted at 9:57 PM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 23:45:14-05

Flour Bluff defeated Veterans Memorial 13-7 in Friday's Class 5A Division I quarterfinal at Hornet Stadium to advance in the postseason.

The District 15-5A rivals previously met in Week 10 of the regular season, with Flour Bluff also winning that match-up 39-7. Veterans Memorial had been undefeated, 8-0, and it was a win Flour Bluff desperately needed in order to make the postseason.

Flour Bluff nailed a 37-yard field goal to take an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter.

The Hornets began pulling away later in the quarter, sending a 35-foot field goal through the uprights for a 6-0 lead.

Veterans Memorial, however, wasn't going down without a fight. Quarterback Aiden Hinojosa found Cameron DeLaPena for a 5-yard touchdown. A good PAT put the Eagles up 7-6 headed into halftime.

They held that lead for almost an entire quarter, until the Hornets' Nash Villegas ran the ball in to add seven yards and a TD to his stats.

The PAT is good, and the Hornets never relinquished that lead.

This is a developing story. Check back with KRIS 6 News for updates.