UIL 2022 Central Girls & Boys Football State Championship: State Tournament Recaps, Results

Below are the state soccer semi-final game previews for the girls and boys teams. A full state tournament game schedule can be found here for boys and here for girls.

GIRLS

CLASS 6A STATE FINALS: Southlake Carroll 4, Rockwall 0

Southlake Carroll’s Parker Wilkerson (left), Madison Khan (center), and Stephanie Smith (13) pose for a photo with their Class 6A Women’s Soccer State Championship medals at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas, on Saturday 16th April 2022. Southlake Carroll defeated Rockwall 4-0 to win the 6A title.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Southlake Carroll

Record: 21-1-4

Road to the playoffs: D. Chisholm Trail 7-0, m. Wolfforth France 3-1, m. Odessa Permian 6-0, d. Allen 1-0, m. Flower Mound Marcus 2-0, beaten by Austin Westlake 3-0

Previous appearances at the state: 5 (2019, 2013, 2008, 2002, 2001)

State titles: 2 (2019, 2008)

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Southlake Carroll passes Rockwall to win 6A Women’s Soccer State Championship

CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES: Photos: See the Southlake Carroll girls’ shutout competition and cruise to a 6A football state title

CLASS 5A GIRLS STATE FINALS: Frisco Wakeland 3, Grapevine 2 (OT)

Frisco Wakeland striker Cori Cochran (1) celebrates with teammates after being announced...
Frisco Wakeland forward Cori Cochran (1) celebrates with teammates after being announced as the game’s MVP after the Class 5A Women’s Soccer State Championship game at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas on Saturday, April 16 2022. Frisco Wakeland defeated Grapevine 3-2 to claim the state title.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Frisco Wakeland

Record: 23-1-4

Road to the playoffs: D. East Wylie 1-0, m. Carrollton Creekview 1-0, m. WT White 2-0, m. Midlothian 1-0, d. Highland Park 3-1, m. Magnolia 3-0, m. Vine 3-2

Previous appearances at the state: 3 (2021, 2018, 2011)

State titles: 3 (2022, 2018, 2011)

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Cori Cochran powers Frisco Wakeland’s comeback in 5A Women’s Soccer State Championship win over Grapevine

CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES: Photos: Call it a comeback! Frisco Wakeland Girls Rally 0-2 to Win 5A Football State Title

CLASS 4A FINAL: Celina 5, Midlothian Heritage 4 (SO)

Celina midfielder Lexi Tuite (7) bites her state championship medal as Celina's defender...
Celina midfielder Lexi Tuite (7) bites her state championship medal as Celina defender Makenna Brantley (4) holds the trophy after winning the Class 4A women’s soccer state championship at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Celina defeated Midlothian Legacy in a 5-4 shootout to claim their first state title.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Celina

Record: 29-1-1

Road to the playoffs: D. Athens 7-1, d. Wilmer-Hutchins 14-0, m. Caddo Mills 9-0, m. Henderson 3-0, m. Melissa 4-0, m. Borne 3-0, m. Midlothian Heritage (SO) 5-4

Previous appearances at the state: 1 (2021)

State titles: 2022

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Celina defeats Midlothian Heritage in a shootout to win the first state title in program history

CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES: Celina is stressed! See photos from Celina’s shootout victory in the 4A state title match

BOYS

Class 6A State Finals: Lake Travis 1, Plano 0 (won in shootout 4-3)

Plano goalkeeper Henry Huffstetler (1) makes a leaping save during the second half of...
Plano goaltender Henry Huffstetler (1) makes a leap save during the second half of the Class 6A Men’s Soccer State Championship at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas on Saturday April 16, 2022. Austin Lake Travis defeated Plano in a shootout to win the State Title.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Plan

Record: 19-4-3

Road to the playoffs: D. Denton Guyer 2-1 (SW), m. Lake Highlands 2-0, d. Allen 1-0 (SW), d. El Paso Eastlake 3-1, m. Keller 2-1 (OT).

Previous appearances at the state: 8 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2009)

State titles: 6 (1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2009)

Notable: Goaltender Henry Huffstetler stopped five shots on goal in the playoffs. Christian Cifuentes scored the overtime winner against Keller after netting twice against Eastlake. Nolan Giles scored 12 regular season goals for Plano. Plano has regrouped after going 2-2-2 in its last six regular season games. Plano holds the UIL state record for most boys’ state football titles.

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Plano Boys Lose Goalie Duel, Football State Final 6A to Lake Travis

CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES: Photos: Plano Boys battle to tie in 6A State Finals, but lose shootout

Class 5A State Finals: Frisco Wakeland 3, Dripping Springs 0

Frisco Wakeland striker William Heidman (11) runs to accept the MVP award after winning the...
Frisco Wakeland, forward William Heidman (11), runs to accept the MVP award after winning the Class 5A Boys Soccer State Championship at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Frisco Wakeland defeated Dripping Springs 3-0.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Frisco Wakeland

Record: 22-4-1

Road to the playoffs: D. East Wylie 4-0, m. Hillcrest 4-0, m. WT White 7-2, m. Mount Pleasant 3-0, d. Frisco Lone Star 2-1 (SW), m. FW Trimble Tech 3-1, m. Dripping Springs 3-0

Previous appearances at the state: 7 (2010, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021)

State titles: 5 (2010, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022)

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Back to back! Frisco Wakeland Boys defeat Dripping Springs to repeat as 5A Football State Champions

CHAMPIONSHIP PICTURES: Pictures: Another one! Frisco Wakeland Boys Win Second Consecutive 5A Football State Title

SEMI-FINAL STORY: Frisco Wakeland advances to 6th straight final with win over Fort Worth Trimble Tech

SEMI-FINAL PHOTOS: Wakeland Dynasty: Check Out Photos From Frisco Wakeland’s Semi-Final Victory Over FW Trimble Tech

Class 4A State Final: Boerne 2, Celina 1 (OT)

Celina's goaltender Nathan Yost (35) holds the state runner-up trophy while posing for photos...
Celina goaltender Nathan Yost (35) holds the state runner-up trophy while posing for photos after the Class 4A Boys Soccer State Championship game at Birkelbach Field in Georgetown, Texas, on Friday, April 15, 2022. Boerne defeated Celina 2–1 in overtime.(Elias Valverde II / Personal photographer)

Celina

Record: 22-4-1

Road to the playoffs: D. A + Academy 3-2, d. North Dallas 4-3 (OT), m. Oak Cliff Faith Family 2-0, d. Kilgore 2-1, m. Nevada Community 2-0 (OT), d. Stephenville 5-2, lost to Boerne 2-1 (OT)

Previous appearances at the state: 1 (2021)

State titles: Nothing

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY: Celina pushes Boerne into extra time, ultimately fails in Class 4A state final

CHAMPIONSHIP GALLERY: See Celina take on Boerne in the Class 4A Men’s Soccer State Championship

Other Notable Reads

— For former Plano football coach Tex McCullough, state title race is ‘ultimate dream’

– See semi-final matchups for the nine Dallas-area football teams that will play in the state

– 5 stories to know about the Dallas area football teams heading to the 2022 UIL State Tournament

— Two Frisco football teams heading to state tournament this week

— Frisco Wakeland and Celina send boys’ and girls’ soccer teams to the state for second straight season

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