The Denison Yellow Jackets fell to Aledo in the state semifinals, 40-28 at Collins Stadium in Denton.
The Jackets scored three touchdowns in the first half to go into the locker room tied at 21 at halftime, but Aledo was very opportunistic in the second half to win the game.
D.J. Jones scored a pair of first quarter touchdowns to give Denison an early 14-7 lead. Aaron Morrison returned an interception for a touchdown to give the Jackets a two touchdown advantage. But Aledo was able to close the gap and tie the game before the quarter ended. They used that momentum to put the game away in the second half.
Denison's season ends in the state semifinals with a 13-2 overall record. The Jackets have won 25 games over the past two seasons.
Aledo will play Brenham for the state championship next week.