MacArthur Highlanders Handle Duncan Demons in Exciting High Scoring Affair
One incredible second half!
That's what briefly sums up Thursday nights MacArthur Highlanders game against the Duncan Demons at Cameron stadium.
In all my years of calling high school football, I have never seen such back and forth drama which would eventually lead to a Big Mac win.
The game was going back and forth all night long starting with the Highlanders scoring on the opening drive and Duncan quickly responding with touchdowns of their own and eventually leading to a 21-21 half time score.
The Demons, who won the coin toss and deferred to the second half, would start out with the ball in the second half and a drive leading to their first lead of the ball game putting them up 28-21.
After a 3-and-out by the Highlanders, Duncan capitalized on their new found momentum and scored again going up 35-21. And just when the Highlander faithful were having their doubts, we saw a quick exploding pop play from quarterback Will Collins to Kori Robinson that went 80-yards to score a Mac touchdown.
Interestingly the momentum changed in the second half on the extra point after that score with the Demons jumping off sides twice until Big Mac took the penalty on the third try putting the ball on the 1-yard line. Kori Robinson took the snap in the wildcat formation and jumped into the end zone for the two point conversion.
That play would make the difference and turn the game around for good. Both team's offenses were scoring at will, but it was Big Mac who scored with no time on the clock to end the third quarter. Then, with only three seconds left in the game, MacArthur scored again. Ready for this? The Final score: 71-56. I cannot remember the last time the Highlanders put up so many points in one ball game!
This win gives the Highlanders the very important 15 district points, which could come in handy at the end of the season to decide any type of district tie.
It may have been an ugly defensive game by the Highlanders, but the only thing that will matter in week 10 is that the Highlanders are 5-2 and 3-1 in district.
Next week the Highlanders will host the Altus Bulldogs for a Friday match-up at Cameron stadium. Check back in the week for the preview of this upcoming game. Week 8 is fast approaching!