ARLINGTON, Texas – Quarterback Cody Rinne threw for two touchdowns and added a scoring run to lift Stratford over Falls City 39-27 on Thursday afternoon in the Texas UIL 2A Division 2 state football championship game at AT&T Stadium.
Rinne finished with 282 yards passing to go along with 70 yards rushing. He scored on a 1-yard run during the third quarter.
With the game tied at 27 in the fourth quarter, Rinne connected with with receiver Dru Jones on a 14-yard touchdown pass that gave Stratford (15-1) the lead with 6:36 remaining. Rinne sealed the victory with 1:24 left when he found Jones for a second touchdown reception that covered 32 yards.
Falls City, which held a 21-13 lead at the half, finished 14-2.
(All photos by Tommy Hays)