Van Alstyne won the last time they faced Gainesville, and things went their way on Thursday, too. Van Alstyne skirted past Gainesville 33-31. The tight race was right in line with the MaxPreps state rankings' forecast.
No one put up better numbers for Van Alstyne than junior Jake Carroll, who brought his A game into the match. He rushed for 164 yards and 3 touchdowns. Senior Dylan Porter was in the mix, too, providing Van Alstyne with 2 touchdowns.
Junior Brandon Baker and senior Draylon Franklin were two go-getters for Gainesville despite the loss. The former rushed for 218 yards and 1 touchdown, while the latter picked up 106 yards on the ground and threw 3 TDs.
The win bumped Van Alstyne's record up to 1-3. The defeat dropped Gainesville's record to 1-3.
Next week Van Alstyne take on Rains at 7:30 PM. Rains took a loss in their last matchup and are no doubt out to reverse Van Alstyne's good fortune. As for Gainesville, they will face off against Bridgeport.
See how Gainesville vs. Van Alstyne plays out in the box score here
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