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Football: Jackets hope to slow West, Henrietta

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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The Boyd Yellowjackets let a 14-0 lead slip away Friday night with a safety on a bad snap tying the game late in the fourth quarter.

Last year, the Yellowjackets likely would have been destined for a loss. But as it did in the opener coming back from a 23-6 deficit, Boyd responded. The Yellowjackets scored on the first play of overtime and then got a defensive stop to beat Tolar 21-14 and get to 2-1 on the season.

Boyd coach Brandon Hopkins said it’s another sign of the growth of the team after last year’s winless campaign.

“This year, in two of our three games, we’ve won by overcoming adversity,” Hopkins said.

Boyd will face another big test Friday as undefeated Henrietta comes to Yellowjacket Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

Henrietta rallied to beat Bowie in overtime behind a heroic performance from quarterback Zack West, who ran for 113 yards and threw for 207. West scored on a 25-yard run in overtime to win the game.

“The quarterback is a good player. He can run and throw,” Hopkins said.

The Yellowjackets defense had a solid game against Tolar, limiting the Rattlers to 136 yards.

“The coaches had a good game plan. We were able to put pressure on the quarterback,” Hopkins said.

Boyd quarterback Kody Risenhoover tossed three touchdowns to Koby Miller, including the 25-yard touchdown in overtime.

Risenhoover threw for 233 yards, completing 18 of his 31 attempts.

“They were loading the box to stop the run. It gave us some opportunities on the outside,” Hopkins said.

BOYD 21, TOLAR 14 (OT)

Boyd … 7 … 7 … 0 … 0 … 7 … – … 21
Tolar … 0 … 12 … 0 … 2 … 0 … – … 14

FIRST QUARTER

Boyd – 5:17, Koby Miller 5 pass from Kody Risenhoover, Manny Garcia kick

SECOND QUARTER

Boyd – 7:52, Miller 25 pass from Risenhoover, Garcia kick
Tolar – 3:38, Clayton Deaver 10 pass from Bryan Morgan, kick blocked

FOURTH QUARTER

Tolar – 3:40, Safety, ball snapped out of end zone

OVERTIME

Boyd – Miller 25 pass from Risenhoover, Garcia kick

BOYD … TOLAR

First Downs … 15 … 6
Rushes- Yards … 33-22 … 25-78
Passing Yards … 233 … 58
Total Yards … 236 … 136
Comp-Att-Int … 18-31-0 … 8-22-0
Punts-Average … 6-28.8 … 3-26
Fumbles-Lost … 0-0 … 0-0
Penalties-Yards … 10-55 … 12-95

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING: Boyd, Logan Jones 20-28, Dylan Couture 1-15, Kody Risenhoover 12-minus 21. Tolar, James Henderson 6-41.

PASSING: Boyd, Risenhoover 18-31-0-233. Tolar, Bryan Morgan 8-22-0-58.

RECEIVING: Boyd, Koby Miller 6-106, Logan Jones 4-41, Lane Wilson 2-21, Brian Couture 4-44, Casey Reynolds 2-21. Tolar, Clayton Deaver 3-35.

HENRIETTA (3-0) AT BOYD (2-1)

7:30 p.m., Friday
at Yellowjacket Stadium

HENRIETTA HARRIS RATING: 204

HENRIETTA NOTABLE: Zack West threw for 2 TDs and ran for 2 in win over Bowie.

BOYD HARRIS RATING: 189

BOYD NOTABLE: The Yellowjackets quarterback Kody Risenhoover threw for 3 TDs last week.

HARRIS LINE: Henrietta by 17

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