PHOTES: Melissa falls to Stephenville in state quarterfinals

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Melissa's Josh Nicholas (23) walks off the field after a State Quarterfinal game against Stephenville High School on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at Pennington Stadium in Bedford. Stephenviille won the game 24-21 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Gunnar Wilson (7) and Parrish Adger (10) reach for quarterback Ryder Lambert (7) during a State Quarterfinal game against Stephenville High School on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at Pennington Stadium in Bedford. Stephenviille won the game 24-21 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Ashton Mitchell-Johnson (12) carries the ball as Corbin Poston (9) chases during a State Quarterfinal game against Stephenville High School on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at Pennington Stadium in Bedford. Stephenviille won the game 24-21 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa quarterback Sam Fennegan (11) tries to get away from Malachi Arredondo (31)  during a State Quarterfinal game against Stephenville High School on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at Pennington Stadium in Bedford. Stephenviille won the game 24-21 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Ashton Mitchell-Johnson (12) leaps over Ben Kirbo (5) during a State Quarterfinal game against Stephenville High School on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at Pennington Stadium in Bedford. Stephenviille won the game 24-21 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Jacob Kusano (13) tries to get past Hayden Keith (13) during a State Quarterfinal game against Stephenville High School on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at Pennington Stadium in Bedford. Stephenviille won the game 24-21 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa quarterback Sam Fennegan (11) throws a fourth quarter touchdown pass during a State Quarterfinal game against Stephenville High School on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at Pennington Stadium in Bedford. Stephenviille won the game 24-21 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Dylan Smith (99) reaches for Julian Iribarren (23) during a State Quarterfinal game against Stephenville High School on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at Pennington Stadium in Bedford. Stephenviille won the game 24-21 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Ryan Johnson (6) carries the ball on a kickoff return during a State Quarterfinal game against Stephenville High School on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 at Pennington Stadium in Bedford. Stephenviille won the game 24-21 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)