Wolfe City 27,
WOLFE CITY — Both Hunt County schools came in with identical overall records and it came down to the final minute of play before it was decided in Class A Division I District 8 showdown for the first place at Howard Stadium Friday night.
Eddie Amaro had chance to give the Celeste Blue Devils the lead with minute remaining in regulation, however, his kick sailed wide left into a strong north wind from 26 yards out, and Wolfe City escaped with a thrilling 27-26 win.
“I thought he (Amaro) had enough leg, he just hooked it,” said Celeste coach Demetrius Rector.
Celeste (4-4, 1-1) took over the ball with 4:57 left and marched down to 9-yard line. The Blue Devils faced a fourth and three with 1:06 remaining. After a couple timeouts called, Celeste wanted to make sure that they had the right personnel and the correct number of players on the field, according to Rector.
“I was shocked that they went for the field goal because they were getting three or four yards a pop,” said Wolfe City coach Travis Smith. “I think he (Rector) was scared of the time and because he had one timeout left.”
Wolfe City (5-3, 2-0) trailed 26-21 with under five minutes left and the Wolves ran the ball. Darrell Wooten broke loose for 16 yards, Brandon Fisk scrambled for consecutive seven yards and Justin Wilkinson darted in from 21 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
Wilkinson had a huge night with three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving).
POTTSBORO — The Pottsboro Cardinals controlled the second half of the game and the scoring to take a 20-6 District 6-2A football win over the Commerce Tigers on Friday night.
The Cardinals began the scoring with a seven-play, 53-yard drive on the first quarter capped by a 22-yard touchdown pass from junior Hunter Mullinex to sophomore Nate Watson to make it 7-0 Pottsboro after the extra point.
Commerce answered with a 10-minute, 18-play, 75-yard drive and a 14-yard touchdown run by senior Bran Kelley. The kick after was wide left as Pottsboro still led 7-6.
The Cardinals ended the half with 20-yard touchdown strike from Mullinex to senior Kory Waller as Pottsboro went into halftime leading 13-6.
The Cardinals controlled the second half, holding Commerce to just five snaps in the third quarter and scoring the only other points of the game on an 11-play, 73-yard drive capped by Watson’s second touchdown catch on the night for 34 yards.
The Tigers fall to 1-6 overall and 0-3 in district while the Cardinals go to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in district.
Commerce faces 2-5 Howe for homecoming next week.