Celina finishes it, wins 8th state title

IRVING, TX -- They are the best in Texas.

The Celina Bobcats catpured their 8th state championship when they beat China Spring 21-14 at Texas Stadium Saturday night.

The Cougars scored first on a Jared Welch 29 yard touchdown run in the 1st Quarter to take a 7-0 lead.

In the 2nd, the Bobcats got it back when Charlie got through the right side for a 13 yard score of his own to even it at the half.

The 2nd half was all Celina and the Bobcats hung on to win the Texas 3A, Division II State Championship. It's their first state title at the 3A level. Their last championship was the 2A, Division II title which they won over Omaha Paul Pewitt in 2005.

Celina's 8 championships are the most in the state. Southlake Carroll, Plano and Brownwood all have 7.