Cowboys Take a Big Step Forward
By Michael Brooks
Edna's final offensive play on Friday night was a perfect metaphor for their night: just out of reach.
When Cowboy quarterback Thomas Long's pass tipped off the outstretched finger tips of receiver Ahmad Callis, it gave East Bernard the ball back and effectively ended the game for the Cowboys.
East Bernard controlled the first half of the game. They put together a 78 yard drive on their first possession of the game to take a 7-0 lead.
Edna was forced to punt on their opening drive, and the Brahmas went back to work again, quickly moving the ball down the field.
Just when it looked like the Brahmas offense was an unstoppable machine, they fumbled the ball and Callis scooped it up and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown to tie the score at 7.
“I was backside and coach told me ‘don’t give up on the play’ and I came around and defensive lineman Dayton McCoy made a good play and the ball came out,” Callis said. “East Bernard is a good team, and we can only get stronger from here.”
Beginning the second quarter, East Bernard drove the ball right back down the field, got a touchdown and a two point conversion, and took a 15-7 lead.
On the following drive, Edna’s offense finally started moving the ball but after a fourth and two try came up just inches short, the Brahmas offense once again took over.
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