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Lumberton JV Tops West Hardin 34-24

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West Hardin High School. Saratoga

After their original opponent (Fred Good Samaritan) canceled their season, West Hardin scrambled to find an opponent just before the season started. They were able to schedule one of Lumberton’s two JV teams.

This match up pitted a 2AD2 varsity team versus a 4AD1 junior varsity team.

West Hardin was without their star running back, Randon Kelly, with a deep thigh bruise and it showed in the first half as the Oilers were kept off the board.


Late is the 1st quarter, Lumberton’s JV was able to put together 68-yard drive capped by Hunter Fesco’s 2-yard touchdown run.

The game stayed at 6-0 until mid-way through the 2nd quarter when Brock McClure picked off a Jake Strahan pass and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown to put Lumberton JV up 12-0.

After only 2 scores in the first half, the first 6 drives of the 2nd half resulted in touchdowns.

West Hardin got on the board on the first drive of the 3rd quarter (both in terms of plays and clock time) when Jake Strahan capped a 5:51, 10-play 55-yard drive with a 16-yard run.

Lumberton JV would answer right back following a long kick return with a 24-yard touch run from Matt Leblanc. With a successful 2-point conversion, Lumberton JV led 20-6 with 5:16 remaining in the 3rd.

West Hardin would answer with a quick 3-play drive capped by a 36-yard Jake Strahan touchdown run to cut the lead to 20-12 with 3:51 remaining in the 3rd.

West Hardin recovered an onside kick and then Jake Strahan raced in from 36 yards out. West Hardin’s attempt to tie the game with a 2-point conversion was no good. Lumberton JV led 20-18 with 1:31 remaining in the 3rd quarter.

Lumberton would extended their lead to 28-18 with a 5-yard run and 2 -point conversion with 0:25 remaining in the 3rd.

West Hardin would cut the lead to 28-24 on a 60-yard run from Joe Leger with 11:04 remaining in the game.

West Hardin recovered the ensuing hard line drive kickoff when the ball bounced off a Lumberton JV player. West Hardin started with the ball at mid-field but turned the ball over on downs at the Lumberton JV 26 with 7:14 left in the game.

Lumberton JV ate 5:11 off the clock with a 7-play drive resulting in a punt returned to the 50-yard line.

West Hardin’s hopes at a comeback ended when Lumberton JV returned a fumbled lateral pass for a touchdown with 0:25 remaining in the game.

The West Hardin Oilers are now 2-2 on the season.

West Hardin was scheduled to open district play next week against Sabine Pass before the Sharks announced they were canceling the remainder of their season on Tuesday.

Following their unexpected off week, West Hardin will now open district play, Friday October 5th at Evadale.

Evadale is 3-0 and will open district play against Friday, 9/28 at Grapeland.

 

 

Scoring Summary

Lumberton JV – Hunter Fesco, 2-yard run – PAT no good –  Lumberton JV 6, West Hardin 0 – 1:38 1st

Lumberton JV – Brock McClure, Interception return – PAT no good –  Lumberton JV 12, West Hardin 0 – 5:48 2nd

West Hardin – Jake Strahan – 16-yard run – PAT no good –  Lumberton JV 12, West Hardin 6 – 7:09 3rd

Lumberton JV – Blaine Leblanc – 24-yard run – 2 point conversion good – Lumberton JV 20, West Hardin 6 – 5:16 3rd

West Hardin – Joe Leger – 41-yard run – PAT no good – Lumberton JV 20, West Hardin 12 – 3:51 3rd

West Hardin – Jake Strahan – 36-yard run – PAT no good – Lumberton JV 20, West Hardin 18 – 1:31 3rd

Lumberton JV – Cade Danna – 5-yard run – 2 point conversion is good – Lumberton JV 28, West Hardin 18 – 0:25 3rd

West Hardin – Joe Leger – 60-yard run – PAT no good – Lumberton JV 28, West Hardin 24 – 11:04 4th

Lumberton JB – Unknown – lateral pass returned for TD – PAT no good – Lumberton JV 34, West Hardin 24 – 0:25 4th

 

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