The Central Holmes Christian School Trojans won a slugfest with Desoto Academy (Ark.) last Friday night, 24-20.
The game was not decided until Dylan Hager connected with Kavontay Jackson on a 27-yard touchdown pass with just 12 seconds remaining in the contest.
The game started out as a defensive battle with both teams tied at 0-0 after the first quarter.
Desoto jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the second quarter before the Trojans were able to get on the board.
With less than two minutes remaining in the half Corterrious Hogan returned a kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown following Desoto’s second score.
Desoto increased their lead to 20-6 on a 47-yard touchdown pass with 9:02 remaining in the third quarter, but failed to convert the extra point.
The Trojans would not let Desoto score again. With 2:12 left on the clock in the third quarter, James Cobb returned an interception for a touchdown, kick failed, and the Trojans now trailed 20-12.
Just four minutes later, Hogan found pay dirt once again with a four-yard fourth-and-goal touchdown run, conversion attempt failed, and the Trojans now trailed 20-18 with 6:41 left in the fourth quarter.
This drive was aided by a key 12-yard run by Mason Holt.
After a key defensive hold, the Trojans regained possession after a Desoto punt.
With just 12 ticks left on the clock, Hager found Jackson for the decisive 27-yard touchdown pass.
“I’m really proud of these guys for their effort and their will to keep battling,” said Trojan head coach Jonathan Bates.
The Trojans will host Bayou Academy this Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
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