Industrial vs Hallettsville recap

By Michael Brooks 

The Hallettsville Brahmas entered Friday night's game against the Industrial Cobras as the 6 ranked team in 3A. But the Cobras held their own and if not for some costly turnovers, the outcome could've changed drastically. But Hallettsville eventually pulled away in the fourth quarter and won 47-14.

Since district play started, the Cobras downfall has been turnovers and the inability to score in the redzone. On the opening offensive play, the Cobras lost the handle on the ball and it landed right in a Brahma defensive back's hands and he ran it in for a touchdown to take a quick 7-0 lead.

After receiving the second kickoff, Industrial showed that they came to the game ready to put up a fight and drove the ball 77 yards to tie the score at 7. Michael Williams finished off the drive with a 17 yard touchdown run. 

Later in the first quarter, the Cobras had the Brahmas facing a 4th and 15 from the Cobra 19 yard line but a receiver slipped past the defense and caught the touchdown pass that put Hallettsville up 13-7.

For the rest of the first half the Cobras drove the ball but their drives kept stalling in the red zone. Hallettsville was also unable to get anything past a stout Cobras defense and the score at halftime was 13-7, Hallettsville.

The Brahmas got the ball to start the second half and once again scored on the first play. This time a pass in the backfield was completed with two Cobras attempting to make a tackle but the receiver spun away and then broke free for a 55 yard run. After a successful two point conversion Hallettsville lead 21 to 7.

The Cobras tried to answer right back, and after moving the ball to the Brahma one yard line, the ball was fumbled on third down for a loss and then quarterback Karston Wimberly was sacked on fourth down to give the ball back to the Brahmas at their own eight yard line.

Hallettsville then went on a 92 yard drive that ate most of the third quarter clock and with a few seconds left in the third they scored to go up 28-7.

On the first play of the fourth quarter Wimberly found a wide open Derrick Cann for a 70 yard touchdown pass to cut the Brahma lead to 28-14.

Hallettsville would put together a 57 and  62 yard touchdown drive and return an interception for a touchdown to make the final score Brahmas 47 and Cobras 14.

If not for the two defensive touchdown for Hallettsville and the Cobras missing out on scoring at from the one yard line, the final score could have been much closer.

Jackson County Herald Tribune

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