AUSTIN — Khalen Wilkerson knew the team had to move on.

Playing at the Abilene state qualifying tournament over the weekend, Ellison’s hopes of returning to the Texas 7-on-7 Championships were crushed when District 12-6A rival Temple recorded a last-second touchdown in the semifinal round, claiming a state berth with a 31-26 victory.

Contact Clay Whittington at clayw@kdhnews.com

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