Magnolia Bulldogs 20
The Magnolia Bulldogs secured their second win of the season, defeating Willis 20-6 Nov. 2 in a District 18-4A showdown.
The Bulldogs were paced by Sheyrome Harris, who ran 25 times for 144 yards and a touchdown.
Harris put the Bulldogs up late in the second half, on a 1-yard touchdown run with a little more than two minutes to play. The Woodman Nigh extra-point made in 7-0, in favor of Magnolia.
The Bulldogs added to their lead early in the third quarter, as Matt Hebert caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Darrian Edwards. The extra-point was missed, keeping the Bulldog lead at 13-0.
Willis drove down the field and scored, cutting the lead to 13-7, but Magnolia answered on their next drive.
The drive, which extended into the first few seconds of the fourth quarter, was capped off by a 7-yard touchdown run from Noah McGowan, sealing the Bulldogs (2-7, 1-6 in district play) win.
The Bulldogs hosted Montgomery Nov. 9, in the final football contest of the season. Results were not available as of press time.
TB Memorial Wildcats 30
Ft. Bend Willowridge 27
The Tomball Memorial Wildcats squeaked out their second win in school history in dramatic fashion, scoring on a last second field goal by Christian Jugg to win 30-27 over Ft. Bend Willowridge Nov. 2.
The Wildcats raced to a big lead, before a small meltdown led to a deficit by the start of the fourth quarter.
Running back Josh Williams opened the scoring for Tomball Memorial, with a 3-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter. Williams followed that with a 1-yard touchdown early in the second quarter.
Brandon Shoemaker then intercepted a Willowridge pass and returned it 72 yards for the score, putting Tomball Memorial up 21-0.
Willowridge began their comeback with a 73-yard kickoff return. They added three more scores in a row to take a 27-21 lead, headed into the final period.
Williams scored his third touchdown of the night, giving the Wildcats the chance to take the lead on the extra-point. Jugg's kick was blocked, however, keeping the score tied at 27.
After stopping Willow-ridge on their last possession of the game, Tomball Memorial began a wild final drive to get them inside the red zone with a few seconds remaining.
Jugg kicked the game winner from 21 yards out as time expired, giving the Wildcats an amazing come-from-behind victory.
Williams led the Wildcats with 258 yard rushing on an amazing 46 carries.
The win improved Tomball Memorial to 2-7 on the season and 2-4 in District 22-4A. The Wildcats played in-town rival Tomball Nov. 9. They fell 49-6 to their crosstown rivals. A full game recap will be in the next issue.