The Alvin Yellowjackets wrapped up their 2021 football campaign with a 56-33 defeat to Alief Taylor, Friday in 23-6A action at Crump Stadium.

Taylor clinched the district’s fourth playoff spot with the victory, while the Yellowjackets (4-6 overall, 2-5) closed the season with their most wins since 2017.

Dayshawn Peterson rushed for 186 yards on 30 carries and three touchdowns to became the 11th Alvin runner ever to reach the 1,000-yard rushing barrier and the first since Carlos Garcia (1,681 yards) in 2014. Peterson finished 2021 with 1,134 yards.

The Jackets stayed almost toe-to-toe with Taylor for most of the first half, battling back from a 14-point deficit to pull within one twice at 14-13 and 21-20.  However, the Lions struck for a pair of TD’s in the closing minutes to take a 35-20 lead into the locker room. Alonzo Hines went in from 6 yards out and Terrence Nauling grabbed a 14-yard scoring toss from Chase Jenkins.

Jenkins added a pair of scoring runs from 64 and 16 yards out in the second half and also threw a TD pass of 10 yards to Javon West.

Peterson provided scoring runs of 12, 70 and 4 yards in the contest for Alvin, while Jordan Torres went in from 11 and 2 yards out. Tyler King also dashed 85 yards with a kickoff return for Taylor.

The Yellowjacket subvarsities also collected a sweep over Taylor in Thursday action. Alvin’s junior varsity rolled to a 30-6 victory, while the freshman claimed a 22-12 triumph. The JV and freshmen orange squads both finished their seasons at 5-5, while the AHS freshmen white posted a 6-4 mark.

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