Bitter defeat: Boyd suffers a final playoff loss to Winnsborro

By Clay Corbett | Published Saturday, November 24, 2012
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Turnovers and the Winnsboro’s quarterback Luke Tebbets proved to be too much for the Boyd Yellowjackets Friday.

Boyd saw their season come to an end in the Region II area round with a 42-13 loss to the Winnsboro Red Raiders.

SEASON’S END – Fino Cardona and Michael Partin embrace after Boyd’s area round playoff loss to Winnsboro Friday in Rockwall. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

“It was a great year and we had a great group with these 14 seniors,” Hopkins said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better group of kids. They are going to be hard to replace, but like I told them, on Monday we have got to start preparing for next year.”

Down only 14-0 after two costly turnovers in the first half, the Yellowjackets couldn’t generate offense out of the locker room. Two drives ended in punts and the other in an interception for the Yellowjackets in the third quarter.

The Red Raiders took advantage ending four final drives with touchdowns, mostly with the work of Tebbets who ended the night with 239 yards rushing. He scored the lone touchdown of the third quarter, giving Winnsboro a 22-0 lead at the time.

“We just couldn’t get him,” Hopkins said. “He’s a good player. We knew coming in that they weren’t going to throw and would just try to run it down our throat, and that’s what happened for the most part.”

The Red Raiders dominated the ground game with 483 yards.

Boyd picked up their first touchdown late in the fourth quarter when Adrian Nelson took it in from three yards out. Their final touchdown came with a Blake McDonald touchdown pass to Michael Partin.

Winnsboro started the night’s scoring on their first possession, with a quick seven-play drive. Tebbets capped off the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run to give the Red Raiders an early 8-0 lead after completing a two-point conversion.

Boyd tried to respond by moving the ball down to the Winnsboro 10-yard line, but was stopped on downs.

The Yellowjackets had another chance to tie things up early in the second quarter but Blake McDonald was intercepted on fourth down and Winnsboro returned it all the way back to the Boyd 18, setting up Winnsboro’s second time in the end zone, making it 14-0.

Two costly turnovers kept Boyd from getting any first half points.

Boyd threatened again later in the first half, but a Fino Cardona fumble stopped the drive.

Winnsboro responded with a 92-yard run on the next play from Tebbets, but he too fumbled at the one-yard line and the Yellowjackets recovered for a touchback.

HEADING FOR THE GOAL LINE – Boyd’s Blake McDonald eludes a couple of tacklers during the Yellowjackets area round playoff loss to Winnsboro. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt


Boyd … 0 … 0 … 0 … … 13-13
Winnsboro … 8 … 6 … 8 … … 20-42


Winnsboro – Luke Tebbets 3 run; Tebbets run


Winnsboro – Dugan Winkle 12 run; kick failed


Winnsboro – Tebbets 1 run; Tebbets run


Winnsboro – Tebbets 26 run; Olivarria kick
Winnsboro – Sheyan Thompson 4 run; run failed
Boyd – Adrian Nelson 3 run; Thomas kick
Winnsboro – Will Villalobos 64 run; Olivarria kick
Boyd – Michael Partin 16 pass from Blake McDonald; pass failed


First Down … 24 … 16
Rushing yards … 263 … 483
Passing yards … 201 … 29
Total yards … 464 … 512
Comp-Att-Int … 16-36-2 … 1-3-0
Penalties … 5-45 … 9-60


Rushing – Winnsboro, Tebbets 18-239; Boyd, Fino Cardona, 21-133
Passing – Winnsboro, Tebbets 1-2-29; Boyd, McDonald 16-36-201
Receiving – Winnsboro, Ryan Zimmerman 1-29; Boyd, Cole Meador 6-113

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