We wuz robbed!
Here’s the way it was…there were just seconds on the clock and Lampasas had the ball just a yard or so off the Gatesville Hornet’s goal line. Behind 6 points, the Badgers had only to get it across the line to get into overtime, and with an extra point they’d get the win. The Lampasas boys had been moving the ball well in this last period and it looked good.
The Badgers scrambled to get lined up and the count was starting but…the referees stopped them in order to realign the ball to within the hash marks. While doing this, the clock ran out. Game over! Badgers lose.
Why didn’t the refs stop the clock? We’re told they didn’t have to. Did it seem fair? Not to us, but that’s the breaks. Two weeks in a row the other team goes away knowing, “That was a close one!”
The game had started with an explosive 88 yard Badger TD by Cameron Everts on the first play of the game. That didn’t hold long as Gatesville came back with a 7 point answer to end the first period 7-7.
The second period belonged to Gatesville as the Badgers were perhaps confused by changes in positioning by the Hornets. They scored two more TDs, along with PATs to send the teams to the locker room 21-7 Gatesville.
The Badgers came back with a TD and PAT to gain a little ground in the third, but then the Hornets came back with a TD to make it 20-14. It seemed the Badgers had a little break as the Hornets missed their PAT.
The last period seemed to belong to the Badgers as they quickly came back with a TD, and even though they missed the PAT, the offense was moving. Gatesville got another TD, but missed another PAT and Lampasas scored again with the good PAT. Lampasas was now just 6 points behind, and moving the ball well. It looked more than hopeful, even though the clock was running and everything would have to click. It seemed like it would be OK, but then…
The Badgers will have open date next week, then district play will begin on Oct. 12th with a road trip to Burnet.
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