The Waxahachie Indian freshman football teams split their games against Flower Mound Marcus in their season openers Thursday.
The Green team pulled out a 16-6 win thanks to two second half touchdowns.
Marcus scored first after a 14-play, 80-yard drive that led to a touchdown with 23 seconds left in the half.
“I thought that touchdown right before halftime might do us in, but at halftime we regrouped and in the second half the offensive line really took the game over,” Freshman coach Damon Miller said. “We just decided that we wanted to win. We hit them right in the mouth with hard nose Waxahachie football.”
Waxahachie intercepted a Marcus pass early in the third quarter and scored on a three-play, 60-yard drive. That gave Waxahachie an 8-6 lead and they put the game away with another touchdown with 40 seconds left.
The Green team was outnumbered 70-24 on the sidelines.
The White team lost 36-12 in its first game.
The Indians scored on a 40-yard drive early in the second quarter and again on a 70-yard drive in the second half. Marcus scored touchdowns on four of six possessions in the game and also scored on a kick-off return.
“We ran into a buzzsaw tonight,” Miller said. “I really don’t think we were ready to play tonight. That’s my fault. We will address the issues this week and make sure this doesn’t happen again.”