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Record-setting receiver leads Navasota past Argyle 42-35 in double OT for 4A Division I title

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Tren'Davian Dickson caught two of his four touchdown passes in overtime and Navasota beat Argyle 42-35 to win the Class 4A Division I championship Friday.

Dickson, a junior who has already orally committed to play at Baylor, extended his national record to 39 touchdown catches this season. His scoring grabs of 32, 26, 3 and 13 yards were among 12 receptions for 177 yards.

Shelton Eppler established a Texas season record of 71 touchdown passes with his four to Dickson. Eppler was 30 for 54 for 493 yards, and ran for Navasota's other two scores in a battle of the top two teams in the final Associated Press regular-season poll.

Navasota (16-0), the top-ranked team by the AP, came back from seven-point deficits in the fourth quarter and the first overtime to win their second state championship, both in the past three years.

Nick Ralston had 221 yards rushing for Argyle (15-1), last year's 3A Division II champ that had a 31-game winning streak snapped.

PHOTO: Argyle running back Nick Ralston (22) rushes past Navasota defenders for a first down during the Texas UIL 4A Division I State Championship football game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/The Bryan-College Station Eagle, Sam Craft) MANDATORY CREDIT
Argyle running back Nick Ralston (22) rushes past Navasota defenders for a first down during the Texas UIL 4A Division I State Championship football game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/The Bryan-College Station Eagle, Sam Craft) MANDATORY CREDIT

Ralston ran 7 yards for his third touchdown of the game and 44th rushing score this year to give Argyle a 35-28 lead in the first overtime.

Then Dickson took a short pass 18 yards on fourth-and-10 to set up his tying touchdown before putting Navasota ahead with a diving catch for a score in the second overtime.

The state's first overtime championship game since 2009 ended when Ralston failed to convert on fourth-and-5 on his 54th carry of the game. The Arizona State commitment finished the season with 2,695 yards.

Eppler's 1-yard touchdown run and Michel Martinez's extra point with 59 seconds to play in regulation time sent the game to overtime.

Ralston's two touchdowns in the second quarter had wiped out Navasota's 14-0 lead.

Argyle scored two touchdowns on fourth down in the third quarter to take a 28-21 lead. Drew Estrada ran 1 yard on a fake field goal, and Cooper Rodgers threw 36 yards to Hunter Markwardt on fourth-and-11.

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PHOTO: Navasota wide receiver Sammy Blair (8) is tripped up by Argyle defensive back Trey Pruett after a catch and run for a first down during the Texas UIL 4A Division I State Championship football game, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/The Bryan-College Station Eagle, Sam Craft) MANDATORY CREDIT
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