By Alex Byington
Killeen Daily Herald
The Killeen Revolution, a local semi-professional football team, continued its undefeated run in just its second year in existence and won the South Texas Amateur Football league championship Saturday.
Led by 239 rushing yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns from former Mary Hardin-Baylor tailback Jarvis Thrasher, who was named the Texas Pride Championship Game's offensive MVP, the Revolution (13-0) were ahead 21-0 entering the fourth quarter and held on for a 21-14 win over the Uvalde Trojans at the Wheatley Heights Complex in San Antonio.
"He's tremendous. He just makes plays — there's times you think (he might be) down and he breaks away — and he can go all the way any time," Revolution head coach Bill Clark said of Thrasher. "He's just a big asset to the team."
The victory not only secured the Revolution its first league championship, it also moved them into position to claim a national one when they take on the top-ranked Huntsville Rockets in the SemiPro BCS National Championship, Aug. 4 in Huntsville, Ala.
"I'm really proud of my guys, they really worked hard to get where we're at, and they work as a team. It's a really big honor and it means a lot to us," Clark said of playing for a national championship. "I've never been a part of something like that, or even come close to that, so to be able to do that with these guys is just something special."
Also contributing to the Revolution's win Saturday were fullback Tarquinuis Sanders, who rushed for 83 yards on 18 carries and one score of his own, and linebacker Matt Veach, who was named the game's defensive MVP after securing an interception in the contest.
"The defense was just stout. We held them until the fourth quarter when they scored, but they had no run game," Clark said.