Grace Prep-LC breakout
Alex Timmons head shot

Timmons 

Offensive balance has been an offensive hallmark for Lubbock Christian all season long, so when Arlington Grace Prep managed to tip the balance in a little different direction Friday night, the Eagles were well prepared to react.

Cash Howard head shot

Howard

The end result was very similar to what Lubbock Christian has churned out during a special season.

Alex Lack head shot

Lack

When the Lions focused on slowing down the running games, the Eagles leaned more than usual on the pass. Quarterback Alex Timmons threw for a career-high 303 yards and 4 touchdowns to ignite a 477-yard performance as the Lubbock Christian rolled to a 52-12 victory in a TAPPS Division III bi-district round playoff game at Lena Stephens Field.

Cash Howard caught 8 passes for 110 yards and a pair of scores, while Alex Lack accounted for three touchdowns and four two-point conversions.

Lubbock Christian moves on to face Coram Deo at 7 p.m. Friday at McMurry University in the regional round.

It didn’t take long for the Eagles (11-0) to solve the Grace Prep defense when Howard hauled in a 15-yard scoring strike from Timmons.

That triggered a first-half onslaught, with Lack catching two TD passes and running for another and Howard snaring another pass for a score.

Timmons finished the game 17-of-24 passing and also led the Eagles on the ground with 82 yards on 15 totes.

Grace Prep (5-6) managed to stop the bleeding briefly in the second quarter and pulled within 16-6 on a 41-yard pass play. The Lions’ other score came on a 31-yard throw. Those two plays accounted for 72 of Grace Prep’s 174 total yards.

---------------------------------------------------

TAPPS DIVISION III BI-DISTRICT PLAYOFF

At Lena Stephens Field

LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN 52, ARLINGTON GRACE PREP 12

Grace Prep                    0      6      6      0      --     12

Lubbock Christian        8      22    16    6      --     52

LC -- Cash Howard 15 pass from Alex Timmons (Howard pass from Alex Lack)

LC -- Lack 27 pass from Timmons (Howard pass from Timmons)

GP -- Tahj Chambers 41 pass from Mason Brewer (pass failed)

LC -- Lack 1 run (run failed)

LC -- Howard 10 pass from Timmons (Lack run)

LC -- Lack 46 pass from Timmons (Lack run)

GP -- Kendon Johnson 31 pass from Brewer (pass failed)

LC -- Kaylom Coats 8 run (Lack run)

LC -- Cade Landrum 38 run (Brayden Martin kick)

Team statistics

                                  GP          LC

First downs             8                 21

Rushes-yards          15-(-) 15     30-174

Passing yards          174             303

Total yards              159             477

Passes                    15-33-0       17-24-0

Fumbles-lost           0-0              1-1

Punts-Avg.              3-31.0         1-35.0

Penalties-yards        4-25            15-65

Individual statistics

RUSHING: Grace Prep -- Turner 3-9, St. Julien 1-(-) 1, Brewer 10-(-) 4, team 1-(-) 19; Lubbock Christian --Alex Timmons 15-82, Cade Landrum 2-37, Kaylom Coats 4-26, Alex Lack 3-19, Jaden Bullington 3-5, Jantzen Haberer 3-4.

PASSING: Grace Prep -- Brewer 15-30-0 174 yards, St. Julien 0-3-0 0 yards; Lubbock Christian -- Timmons 17-24-0 303 yards

RECEIVING: Grace Prep -- Johnson 5-49, Chambers 1-41, Lloyd 4-37, McNelkan 3-37, Turner 1-11, Talton 1-(-) 1; Lubbock Christian -- Cash Howard 8-110, Lack 3-86, Brayden Martin 2-50, Dustin Delaney 1-25, Coats 2-18, Karson Leatherwood 1-14.

Records: Grace Prep 5-6, Lubbock Christian 11-0. Up next: TAPPS Division III regional round – Lubbock Christian vs. Coram Deo, 7 p.m. Friday, McMurry University.