Wichita Force

Texas eliminates Force from CIF playoff semifinals

The Wichita Force gave up 19 fourth-quarter points in a 39-27 loss to the Texas Revolution on Thursday night in the Champions Indoor Football semifinals in Allen, Texas.

Texas, the No. 2 seed in the inaugural CIF playoffs, will play the winner of Saturday’s other semifinal between Amarillo and Sioux City in next week’s championship game.

In the end, the Force was done in by a former Wichita indoor football star, Darius Fudge. The running back scored to give the Revolution a 33-27 lead early in the fourth quarter, then he scored again with 3:18 remaining for the final margin.

Clarence Anderson’s kickoff return for a touchdown gave the Force a 14-7 lead, but Texas pulled within a point later in the second quarter on a fumble returned for a touchdown. Connor Frazell’s field goal before halftime gave the Force a four-point halftime lead.

Texas took a third-quarter lead, but Jason Catchings’ fumble recovery was returned for a touchdown to give Wichita the lead again at 24-20 in the third quarter.

Jordan Brown gave Texas the lead again with a touchdown before Frazell’s tying field goal with 12:11 remaining. But it’s the last time the Force scored.

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