Navarro then turned to its defense to make a return trip to the conference title game.
Near midfield, Tyler attempted a fake punt, but Chip Jones and Kyron Minter slung down Jaylin Minor for a loss of four yards.
With play dwindling under five minutes, Price broke loose for a 36-yard run. But as he was nearing the goal line, he fumbled and defensive back Sherman Gilbert recovered the ball in the end zone.
Tyler would get only one more chance to rally, but Price threw a pair of incompletions and then was sacked on back-to-back plays for a combined minus-18 yards.
Tyler, which had 240 of its 383 yards total offense in the first half, scored on its first drive of the night, moving 69 yards in seven plays, ending with Terrance Taylor’s 3-yard scoring run.
Navarro responded with a 29-yard scoring pass from Earp to James Jordan less than a minute later. Macias, who has six field goals in the last two weeks, sandwiched field goals of 37 and 25 yards around a 39-yarder from Tyler’s Ljundrim Kaba to maintain a three-point lead at the half.