COLLEGE STATION - Melissa quarterback Wes McQueen hit a wide-open Brad Bush for the game-winning touchdown to give the Cardinals a 27-20 win over Houston Kinkaid in the FOX Sports Southwest 7-on-7 State Championship game Friday at Kyle Field.
McQueen, who was named Most Valuable Player, found Bush for a key first down and Bush worked his way wide open on the left side to make the tie-breaking touchdown reception.
McQueen threw two touchdowns to Mason Hart.
The Kinkaid School, which was bidding to become the first private school to win the championship, took a 14-13 lead at halftime. Ford Childress threw to Jacob Matthews for a late first-half touchdown.
Childress' touchdown throw to Sam Eggleston tied the game at 20-20.
In the consolation final, Gatesville quarterback Cole Edminston threw two touchdown passes to Tyler Jaynes to lead the Hornets to a 34-15 win over Whitney.
Gatesville's Cort Dixon had two of his team's three interceptions.
FOX Sports Southwest 7-on-7 State Championship All-Tournament Team
MVP: Wes McQueen, Melissa
Ford Childress, The Kinkaid School
Michael Ellis, Melissa
Bradly Krall, Lorena
Kevin Vaccaro, Brownwood
Collin Scribner, Aubrey
Justin Thomas, West Orange-Stark
Fisher Simpson, Lorena
Matt Ellis, The Kinkaid School
Darrian Pollard, Gilmer
A.J. Garza, La Villa
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