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Richland Springs Wins Record 9th State Title

The Richland Springs Coyotes won their state record 9th state championship with a 62-16 victory over Motley County in the Class 1A Six-Man Division 2 UIL title game Wednesday at AT&T Stadium.

It was a decisive effort for Richland Springs, which had three players run for 97 or more yards. Landon Burkhart had 156 yards, two TDs, on nine carries. Matthew Rigdon had 106 yards and three TDs on seven carries and Lane Shannon had 97 yards and three TDs on seven carries.

Burkhart was named the game’s offensive MVP.

While the six-man game is known for offense, Richland Springs came up with stop after stop against the Matadors.

Richland Springs forced Motley County to turn the ball over on downs on six of their eight possessions. The first four Motley County possessions each ended on a turnover on downs.

Richland Springs scored touchdowns on eight of its nine possessions.

Complete box score

Matthew Rigdon carries the ball for Richland Springs.
Cash Krause (12) and Landon Burkhart (22) sack Motley County’s Demetric Sims
Lane Shannon jumps over a Motley County defender.
Matthew Rigdon gets a sack for Richland Springs.
Lane Shannon finished with 97 rushing yards and 3 TDs for the Coyotes.
Landon Burkhart was named the offensive MVP.

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