Stratford running back/ wide receiver Dru Jones celebrates after a big play in the third quarter against Falls City. The Elks beat the Beavers, 39-27, to claim the UIL Class 2A Division II state championship. [All photos by Ben Jenkins/ Press Pass Sports]
Stratford football coach Matt Lovorn looks over his defense.
Stratford quarterback Cody Rinne delivers a pass.
Elks receiver Dru Jones hauls in a catch.
Stratford running back Zane Burr grinds for yards.
Stratford coach Matt Lovorn talks with quarterback Cody Rinne.
Stratford’s Anthony Gonzalez celebrates after making a stop.
Mauricio Duran (11) is lifted by lineman Julio Castillo after scoring a touchdown.
The Stratford Elks hold up the UIL Class 2A Division II state championship trophy.
Head coach Matt Lovorn celebrates moments after Stratford beat Falls City for the state championship.
Stratford defensive lineman Anthony Gonzalez rushes through the line.
The Stratford Elks won the 2021 UIL Class 2A Division II state championship.
Stratford running back Dru Jones looks for running room.
Head coach Matt Lovorn preps his team before the state championship game against Falls City.
Stratford quarterback Cody Rinne throws a pass during pre-game warmup.
Stratford captains, Cody Rinne, from left, Zane Burr, Anastacio Ibarra, and Tyler Smith take the field.
The Stratford students celebrate in during the Elks 39-27 win against Falls City to capture the UIL Class 2A Division II state championship.
Cody Rinne, right, and Stratford graduate and Tarleton State hurdler, Rese Schoonover embrace after the game.
The Stratford faithful celebrate in the closing minutes of the Elks 39-27 win against Falls City to capture the UIL Class 2A Division II state championship.