With the University of Houston’s Major Applewhite in attendance, the Foster Falcons and Ball Tors staged a face-paced high scoring first quarter (34 points scores) then settled into a clock eating game featuring long drives that had only 24 point combined being scored in the remaining three quarter.
After recovering a Foster fumble at their 46-yard line on the first drive of the game, Galveston Ball scored on a quick 3-play 55-yard drive capped by 45-yard touchdown run from Clarence Dalton with 9:11 remaining in the 1st quarter.
Foster would answer back immediately when Ryan Stubblefield hit Shadeed Ahmed on a 73-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the next drive.
The longest drive in terms of plays in the first quarter would come on Ball’s next drive. Ball drove the field in 6 plays covering 72 yards capped by a 9-yard touchdown run from Martavian Jackson. The big play of the drive was a 43-yard pass from Jackson to Jaden Smith that set up the Jackson run.
Foster would answer on the next drive capping a 5-play 55-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Stubblefield to Cody Jackson.
The Falcons would force a Ball punt on the next drive. A 40-yard return of the punt would set up a short field and Foster would take the lead for good on a 24-yard Ryan Stubblefield touchdown run with 0:45 remaining in the first quarter.
Galveston Ball would go on a 12-play drive that would eat clock for the first time in the game. After eating 5:19 off the clock, Foster’s Shermar Jones would intercept a Martavian Jackson pass and return the ball to the Foster 28.
Foster would go on a clock eating drive of their own taking 4:35 off the clock culminating a 11-play 72-yard drive with a 24-yard Ryan Stubblefield to Shadeed Ahmed touchdown pass with 2:51 remaining in the first half.
With this score, Foster took a 27-14 lead into the half.
While the first quarter was all big plays and quick hit drives, the 3rd quarter featured time eating drives.
Ball started the 3rd quarter with a 11-play 46-yard drive that removed 5:34 from the clock. The drive ended in a 25-yard Zack Lerner field goal that cut the Foster lead to 27-17.
On the next drive Foster would drive down to the Ball 15 before a snap over Stubblefield’s head would set the Falcons back to the Ball 43-yard line and ultimately force a punt after an 11-play drive that ate 3:54 off the clock.
The ensuing Ball drive would span into the 4th quarter. Ball would drive the ball down to the Foster 5-yard line before being forced to attempt a field goal. The snap on the field goal attempt was short forcing the holder to attempt a pass play that was intercepted by Kendall Johnson at the 4-yard line.
The ensuing Foster drive resulted in a blocked punt that Ball recovered at the Foster 1-yard line. Martavian Jackson scored on the next play on 1-yard quarterback sneak to cut the Foster lead to 27-24 with 8:00 remaining in the game.
Foster would eat 5:27 off the clock on the ensuing 11-play 84-yard drive ending in Ryan Stubblefield’s 3rd touchdown pass to Shadeed Ahmed; this time a 10-yard pass with 2:33 remaining in the game.
Ball would turn the ball over on downs and Foster would kneel out the game to preserve a 34-24 victory.
Ball – Clarence Dalton, 45-yard run – Ball 7, Foster 0 – 9:11 1st
Foster – Ryan Stubblefield to Shadeed Ahmed, 73-yard pass – Ball 7, Foster 7 – 8:54 1st
Ball – Martavian Jackson, 9-yard run – Ball 14, Foster 7 – 6:41 1st
Foster – Ryan Stubblefield to Cody Jackson, 3-yard pass – Ball 14, Foster 14 – 4:17 1st
Foster – Ryan Stubblefield, 24-yard run – Ball 14, Foster 20 – 0:45 1st
Foster – Ryan Stubbfield to Shadeed Ahmed, 24-yard pass – Ball 14, Foster 27 – 2:51 2nd
Ball – Zack Lerner, 25-yard Fild Goal – Ball 17, Foster 27 – 6:26 3rd
Ball – Martavian Jackson, 1-yard run – Ball 24, Foster 27 – 8:00 4th
Foster – Ryan Stubbfield to Shadeed Ahmed – Ball 24, Foster 34 – 2:33 4th