The streak is finally over.
The Alvin Yellowjackets put an abrupt stinging halt to the above notch, knocking off Dulles 21-10 in both their 24-6A and regular season football finale Thursday night at AISD Memorial Stadium.
Alvin won for the first time since Oct. 27, 2017, when they edged Clear Falls 27-24. Following the win over Falls, the Jackets endured a tough stretch over a three- year period, which spanned 30 games overall.
Despite falling behind early on a open touchdown drive by the Vikings, however, Chad Strban’s squad overcame the early deficit on Thursday and closed the season with a bang.
The Jackets, who also had 14 first downs in the contest, outgained Dulles by a 291-161 margin and held the Vikings off the scoreboard during the final 24 minutes.
“It’s been a long time,” Strban said following the game. “Some of these kids have been waiting four years to get this. I told the kids we finally get to delete this.
“They never gave up despite the obstacles and I’m super proud of them.”
Trailing 7-0 early in the opening period, the Jackets caught the Dulles’ secondary napping with a gadget play. R.J. Jarvis hit Christian Touch with a 60-yard halfback pass and Austin Almaraz-Ruiz booted the extra point through the uprights to even things at 7-7 with 8:06 left in the first period.
Alvin then delivered a six-play drive to take the upper hand with Tony Vidana going in from a yard out and Almaraz-Ruiz added the PAT for a 14-7 Jackets’ lead with 3:09 still remaining in the first.
The Vikings cut the margin to 14-10 by intermission, but Cole Erndt dashed six yards to put the Jackets up two scores in the fourth quarter and the Alvin defense held Dulles in check the rest of the way.
Erndt paced the Jackets’ rushing attack with 43 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown, while Vidana added 40 yards on 12 carries. Jordan Torres provided a 27-yard gain on the ground and Touch added a 22-yard rushing gain. Kelton Morrison-Coffin also went 34 yards with a kickoff return.