Here's what Euless (Texas) Trinity knows how to do as well as any team in the country:
1. Run the ball;
2. Win close games.
Trinity, No. 5 in this week's RivalsHigh Top 100 rankings, moved one step closer to the Class 5A, Division I state title and an undefeated season with another can-you-believe-they-did-it-again 28-24 victory over No. 19 Round Rock (Texas) Stony Point.
Trinity trailed at halftime, 17-14. Then, after rallying to take a 28-24 lead, kept Stony Point off the scoreboard after it drove to the 4 yard line midway through the fourth quarter.
It was only fitting that it ran the final 7:13 off the clock with its hard-to-stop run game.
Trinity will face No. 47 Pearland, a 51-21 winner over San Antonio (Texas) Northside Stevens in a game that was never in doubt.
But Trinity's game with Stony Point was. Quarterback/running back/wide receiver Brandon Carter may have been the difference.
Carter ran for 120 yards and two TDs to key a rushing attack that gained 399 yards. Terrence Tusan went for 144 yards and a score as Trinity improved to 15-0.
Pearland's drive to 15-0 was a bit easier. It simply kept handing the ball to 5-8 senior Dustin Garrison, who went for 269 yards and four TDs on 41 carries.
The state final will be the first in the school's history.