SPORTS HEADLINES

Boyd squeezes by Pilot Point

By Messenger Staff | Published Saturday, October 6, 2012

CHURNING AHEAD – Boyd’s Blake McDonald fights through Pilot Point defenders Friday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

It was another exciting finish for the Boyd Yellowjackets Friday and for the third straight game they came out victorious.

Boyd held on to defeat the Pilot Point Bearcats, 24-19.

After a Fino Cardona touchdown early in the fourth quarter gave Boyd (4-2, 2-0) the lead, the Bearcats (4-2, 1-1) would put up one final drive to try to win the game.

BREAKING AWAY – Boyd’s Fino Cardona breaks a tackle on his way to the endzone. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Pilot Point put up a couple of first downs together and had the ball at the Boyd 19 yard line with nine seconds left. Boyd’s Chase Graham then came up with a huge sack that put the Bearcats back at the 31 yard line.

With two seconds left, Pilot Point’s last shot at the endzone was intercepted by Cardona, keeping the Yellowjackets perfect in district play.

Cardona got the scoring started in the first quarter, giving the Yellowjackets an early 6-0 lead.

Pilot Point came right back with a 34 yard pass from Travis Garrett to Jacob Lock to tie the game 6-6.

Boyd responded with two late first half touchdowns. Cardona had a 65-yard touchdown run and then a 27-yard touchdown to give the Yellowjackets an 18-6 halftime lead.

Pilot Point came right back in the third quarter with an Alexander Jarren two yard run cutting the lead to 18-12.

Late in the quarter, the Bearcats would take the lead on a Garrett touchdown pass to Mason Richey, giving Pilot Point a 19-18 lead.

BOYD 24, PILOT POINT 19

Pilot Point … 0 … 6 … 13 … … 0 – 31
Boyd … 6 … 12 … 0 … … 6 – 6

FIRST QUARTER

Boyd – 1:08; Fino Cordona run; kick failed

SECOND QUARTER

Pilot Point – 10:46; Travis Garrett 34 pass to Jacob Lock; PAT failed
Boyd – 9:46; Cardona 65 run; kick failed
Boyd – :55; Cardona 27 run; PAT failed

THIRD QUARTER

Pilot Point – 8:30; Alexander Jarren 2 run; kick failed
Pilot Point – :46; Garrett 5 pass to Mason Richey

FOURTH QUARTER

Boyd – 11:24; Cardona 3 run; kick failed

PILOT POINT … BOYD

First Downs … 14 … 11
Rushes yards … 36-118 … 40-304
Passing yards … 177 … 30
Total yards … 295 … 334
Comp-att-int … 14-22-1 … 4-37
Punts-avg … 6-41 … 4-37
Fumbles-lost … 1-0 … 1-0
Penalties … 11-70 … 8-45

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Rushing: Boyd – Cardona 23-193; Pilot Point Tristian Jorecka 10-60
Passing: Boyd – Blake McDonald; Pilot Point – Travis Garrett
Receiving: Boyd Michael Partin 3-17; Pilot Point – Jacob Lock 6-102

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