Waxahachie’s freshman green team went to Fort Worth Thursday to play Arlington Heights and dropped their third game of season, 18-13.
The Indians recovered two fumbles in the first quarter and took their only lead of the game early in the second.
Waxahachie drove 50 yards on seven plays and eventually got in the end zone on a 2-yard quarterback sneak by Nick Moore. The Indians missed the 2-point conversion and led 6-0.
It did not take long for Arlington Heights to respond as the Yellowjackets scored on a 51-yard run to tie the game at 6-6.
Waxahachie’s next possession ended when a snap went over the punter’s head. Arlington Heights recovered the fumble at the Indians’ 25-yard line.
The Yellowjackets needed just one play to convert the turnover as they scored on a 25-yard run.
Arlington Heights extended its lead midway through the third quarter on a 40-yard run, giving the Yellowjackets an 18-6 lead.
Waxahachie answered back on its next possession, driving 67 yards on 10 plays with Moore scoring the touchdown on a 7-yard run. Paul Gish added the extra point to cut the Indians’ deficit to 18-13.
The Indians had one more chance late in the game, but turned the ball over on downs at the Yellowjackets’ 15-yard line.
“Tonight we lost a game we shouldn’t have,” coach Damon Miller said. “We out-gained them and out-played them. The difference tonight was big plays. Our offense averaged over 5 yards per play, but our defense gave up three big plays.
“I think we learned a lot about our team tonight. In the fourth quarter when we needed it most, the kids found it in themselves.
“With only a couple of minutes left in the game, down by five, we mounted a 10-pay drive that got us down in scoring position.”
Warrior 7th grade teams sweep West
Waxahachie Junior High’s 7th grade teams swept DeSoto West on Monday, winning 22-12 and 28-8.
7th Grade White
The White team never trailed in its 22-12 win over DeSoto West. Trent Armstrong started the scoring when he darted into the end zone from 1-yard out.
Craig Renfro, who scored the 2-point conversion, was responsible for the Warriors second touchdown when he scored on a 26-yard run to give Waxahachie a 16-6 lead. John Castellanos threw a 25-yard pass to Kenneth Shead late in the game to close the scoring and seal the Warriors’ 22-12 win.
7th Grade Green
After trailing early, the Warriors’ Green team scored the final 28 points of the game on their way to a 28-8 win over DeSoto West. Dravius Carter scored the first touchdown for the Warriors when he scored on a 68-yard kickoff return. BJ Sargent scored the 2-point conversion to tie the game at 8-8.
LaQuinton Sargent scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run and Carter added the conversion for a 16-8 lead.
Carter scored his second touchdown of the game from 17 yards out as he extended the Warriors’ lead to 22-8.
LaQuinton Sargent put the nail in the coffin when he scampered 14 yards for the final touchdown of the game. Sargent’s touchdown gave the Warriors a 28-8 win.