CEDAR HILL — Tuesday night the Waxahachie 8th grade traveled to Cedar Hill as their 2007 season got underway. The Warriors are under the direction of new head coach Mark Foreman. The White team dropped a defensive battle 6-0 and the Green team fell in an exciting contest 20-16.
The Warrior White team took to the gridiron first in a hard fought defensive battle against the Coleman Longhorns.The opening possession went to Cedar Hill with their opening drive starting at their own 33-yard line, but that did not slow the Longhorns, who took a 6-0 lead on a 3-yard run.
The Warriors started the first possession from their thirty-eight yard line just before the first quarter expired.
Neither team scored again in the first half as Cedar Hill took a 6-0 lead into halftime.
The second half got underway with the Warriors offense taking the field first.
Waxahachie began to drive behind the power running of James Degroot, but the drive stalled after failing to convert of the fourth down just shy of the Cedar Hill red zone.
The defensive battled continued throughout the second half as the Longhorns conservatively controlled the clock and secured a 6-0 victory.
The Warriors green team hit the field for an exciting match-up with teams raring to show their speed.
The Longhorns drew first blood with 1:25 left in the second quarter. Cedar Hill went to the air to complete a sixty-five yard scoring strike and to take a 6-0 lead.
The Warriors did not hang down their heads as they fired right back. Devin Chandler returned the kickoff 75 yards behind a tremendous block from Devin Walker, who also carried in the point after attempt, to give Waxahachie an 8-6 lead.
The Longhorns took over with 1:03 left in the half and it was just the amount of time they needed. With no time left on the clock, Cedar Hill went to air for a 34-yard strike to take a 12-8 lead at the intermission.
The Warriors took the ball first in the second half. It was a short opening series, as Chandler hit the seam and went 65 yards on the opening play.
Corey Culton carried in the two point conversion giving Waxahachie a 16-12 advantage.
Cedar Hill marched down to the Waxahachie 35-yard line before the Longhorns capped off the drive on a quarterback keeper to take the lead for good, 20-16.