Eagles lose 10-point lead in final minutes; loss ends season
With 7:39 left in the game, the SoBoCo Eagles had a 31-21 lead and looked to be on their way to Wardsville and another district championship date with the Blair Oaks Falcons.
Then disaster struck. Three times.
First the Mexico Bulldogs threw a 60-yard scoring bomb on a 3rd-and-10 play to make the score 31-27.
Then the Bulldogs pooch-kicked the kickoff and recovered the ball at the Eagles 19-yard line.
With the momentume swing, the Bulldogs went 19-yards into the end zone, taking a 33-31 lead.
But the Eagles had two more chances.
On the first set of downs, SoBoCo got to midfield, but turned the ball over on downs. However, as Mexico was driving in the final minutes – and the Eagles were burning timeouts – a Mexico runner fumbled the ball away, giving the Ealges one more chance.
“I knew that if we could get to about the 30-yard line, we could give Parker (Boyce) a chance to kick it,” said Eagles coach Trent Tracy. “We just had used up our time outs in an effort to stop them and could not get close enough.”
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