No. 28 Duncanville upsets No. 2 Allen to advance to first-ever Texas high school football championship in 20 years

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Allen’s 30-game win streak is over after Duncanville beat the Eagles 44-35 in the Class 6A Division I state semifinals Saturday at AT&T Stadium. Duncanville, which entered the game ranked No. 29 in the High School Football America 100, will play North Shore next Saturday for its first state championship since 1998.

Duncanville held a 35-14 halftime lead on the Eagles, who entered the game ranked No. 2 in our national rankings, however Allen scored three third quarter touchdowns to tie the game at 35-all. Then on a 4th and 2 at the Allen 40 with about three minutes to play, Duncanville QB Ja’Quinden Jackson scampered to the end zone for the game-winning score.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">40-yard TD run by QB Ja’Quinden Jackson on 4th-and-2 gives Duncanville 42-35 lead over Allen with 3:02 left. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/txhsfb?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#txhsfb</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsDayHS?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SportsDayHS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Duncanville_Fb?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Duncanville_Fb</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/alleneaglesfb?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@alleneaglesfb</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/usatodayhss?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@usatodayhss</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/MaxPreps?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MaxPreps</a> <a href="https://t.co/1gizYBfKwb">pic.twitter.com/1gizYBfKwb</a></p>— Greg Riddle (@DMNGregRiddle) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMNGregRiddle/status/1074101281038495744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 16, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Jackson finished with three running touchdown and passed for one. He rushed for 174 yards.

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