Lehman still hasn’t won any kind of football game against Hays, but Thursday night’s freshman contest between the two schools indicates that the gap should close in the next three years.
The freshmen Lobos lost their chance at a perfect 10-0 season, as the Rebels ended their year 7-3 with a 30-28 win. But the Lobos definitely showed a flair for the close of a game as they closed out their season 9-1 with a district title.
Unfortunately for the Lobos, they didn’t start well. Hays drove down the field strongly in the first half and took a 22-6 lead at the intermission. After that, it was just about all Lehman, but, by maybe an inch, it wasn’t enough.
The Lobos came out after the second half kick with an 85-yard drive for a touchdown, then added another to tie the game, 22-22, in the fourth quarter.
But Hays responded with a big play. Dalton Thompson’s 49-yard touchdown run put the Rebels ahead, 28-22, and the two-point conversion gave them a 30-22 lead with three minutes left.
Receiving the ball off the kick, Lehman moved steadily on runs by Matt Zamora and clutch passes by quarterback Matt Anguiano. As time wound down, Anguiano completed a 19-yard pass to the Hays 21, then followed with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Matt Rojas with 41.4 seconds left.
However, Lehman’s dive play for the two-point conversion fell short on a very close play, and the Rebels escaped with a 30-28 win.
Later, the Hays junior varsity defeated its Lehman counterparts, 28-18.Email | Print