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Texans lose lead, playoff dreams

By Mary Wendell | Published Saturday, November 17, 2012

Northwest’s dreams of its first playoff win were dashed after a crushing loss to Arlington Lamar, 37-30.

They end the season with eight wins. It’s the most they’ve had as a Class 5A school.

TAKE DOWN – Northwest’s Nick Chiofalo and Colton McDonald make the stop Thursday against Arlington Lamar. The Texans season came to an end with a 37-30 loss. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Despite going into halftime with a 27-17 lead, the Texans were unable to maintain it and gave up 20 points in the second half.

The game started strong for the Texans, scoring on their first drive of the game with a 1-yard run by Dakota Chavis.

Lamar came back swinging with an eight-yard touchdown pass from Charlie Baird to Andrew Johnston, followed three minutes later by a 13-yard pass from Baird to Kovonta Mayweather.

The second quarter was the most successful for the Texans, where they outscored Lamar 20-3.

A 1-yard run by Dylan Stubbe was the Texans’ second touchdown of the game, tying the score 14-14.

Lamar then had Ryan Jacobs kick a 30-yard field goal to put their only points on the board for the second quarter.

Chavis ran 47 yards for the next Texans touchdown. Then Lawliss put a 8-yard pass in Stubbe’s hands for the next score.

The Texans received a lucky call twenty seconds before the half. What would have been a 65-yard touchdown by Lamar, was called back due to a penalty.

The third quarter put the Vikings just three points behind with a 22-yard pass from Baird to Mayweather.

In the final quarter, the Vikings took the lead, and the Texans were unable to keep up.

A 20-yard field goal by Jacobs in the first five seconds of the fourth quarter tied the score. Three minutes later, Lamar took the lead by a 28-yard pass from Baird to DaQuan Thomas. They widened the gap with a 43-yard field goal from Jacobs.

Despite a late 37-yard field goal by Cayden Ihrig, the Texans were unable to complete the comeback.

LAMAR, 37; NORTHWEST 30

Lamar … 14 … 3 … 7 … … 13-37
Northwest … 7 … 20 … 0 … … 3-30

FIRST QUARTER

Northwest – Dakota Chavis run 1; kick good
Lamar – Charlie Baird pass 8 to Andrew Johnston; kick good
Lamar – Charlie pass 13 to Kavonta Mayweather; kick good

SECOND QUARTER

Northwest – Dylan Stubbe run 1; kick good
Lamar- Ryan Jacobs 30 field goal
Northwest – Chavis run 47; kick good
Northwest – Draze Lawliss pass 8 to Stubbe; kick failed

THIRD QUARTER

Lamar – Baird pass 22 to Mayweather; kick good

FOURTH QUARTER

Lamar – Jacobs 20 field goal
Lamar – Baird pass 28 to DaQuan Thomas; kick good
Lamar – Jacobs 43 field goal
Northwest – Cayden Ihrig 37 field goal

LAMAR … NORTHWEST

First Downs … 27 … 15
Rushing-yards … 49-190 … 24-152
Passing yards … 234 … 154
Total Yards … 424 … 306
Comp-Att-Int … 17-26-1 … 12-23-1
Punts-avg … 0 … 3-34
Fumbles-lost … 0-0 … 0-0
Penalties-yards … 5-40 … 2-15

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Rushing: Lamar, Cameron Smith, 25-102; Northwest, Dakota Chavis, 9-68
Passsing: Lamar, Charlie Baird, 16-24-218-0; Northwest, Draze Lawliss, 12-23-154-1
Receiving: Lamar, Kavona Mayweather, 6-90; Northwest, Dylan Stubbe, 4-86

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