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glad he made that de­ci­sion for me,” Pelt said this week.

Years later, Pelt has be­come a main­stay in Rouse’s hud­dle. On Satur­day at Gup­ton Sta­dium, he will lead the Raiders (10-4) against un­beaten Ge­orge­town. The win­ner will earn a spot in the Class 4A, Di­vi­sion I state cham­pi­onship on Dec. 22 at Cow­boys Sta­dium.

The 6-foot, 175-pound Pelt has thrown for 1,233 yards and 18 touch­downs this sea­son, and he also has rushed for 10 touch­downs. In a 34-0 blank­ing of Cor­pus Christi Flour Bluff last week in the state quar­ter­fi­nals, Pelt, a se­nior, had a hand in five touch­downs.

“We broke down a ton of game film on the kid, and he’s just a kid who got bet­ter and bet­ter as the sea­son went on,” said McCal­lum coach Ja­son

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