Wylie Preparatory Academy enjoyed success on the hardwood, diamond and gridiron this school year.
The Patriots football team led the way, making it to the Texas Christian Athletic Federation six-man championship game.
Waco Methodist Children’s Home came away with the 72-57 win at Porcupine Stadium in Springtown.
The win avenged an earlier loss, 66-40, to the Patriots.
Wylie Prep led 28-24 at halftime and 49-48 after three quarters.
Unfortunately, the Bulldogs’ speed and athleticism proved too much for Prep, which had a hard time containing the WMCH attack all day.
The Patriot offense proved potent, too, as it rang up multiple scores, and the special teams added a pair of Dylan Boyd returns for scores.
Wylie Prep had a chance after Jack Spitaletto caught an 8-yard scoring pass with 1:04 left in the game to make it 60-57 Bulldogs.
However, Waco Methodist’s Christian Beck returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown and later took an interception back for a score to ice the contest.
Wylie Prep opened the playoffs with a 59-7 thumping of Arlington Newman International Academy for a bi-district title.
They captured the state semifinal title with a 36-12 win over Lucas Christian Academy.
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