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FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Field goal gives H-F first district loss

The News and The Orange Leader

A last-second field goal helped Liberty avoid overtime with Hamshire-Fannett and come away with a 38-35 win Friday night in Hamshire.

The Panthers (5-2, 1-0 in District 10-4A Division II) withstood three touchdown passes by Hamshire-Fannett’s Marcus Morris. He completed 13 of 22 passes for 228 yards and also ran 22 times for 97 yards.

Tahji Edwards caught seven passes for 75 yards and a touchdown for the Longhorns (5-3, 1-1). Blaine Waggoner and Kyle Saurage added two touchdowns rushing.

Hamshire-Fannett will go into an off date before visiting Silsbee on Nov. 2.

Huffman 41, Bridge City 16

HUFFMAN – The Huffman Falcons exploded in the first half and went on to defeat the Bridge City Cardinals 41-16 in District 11-4A Division I action at Falcons Stadium Friday night.

The Falcons (3-4, 1-1) used a wide-open passing attack to thwart the Cardinals (1-6, 0-2).

The Falcons got a huge performance with their air attack, scoring on touchdowns passes of 20 yards three times and another that went for 45.

Huffman also scored on a 75-yard touchdown scamper and a two-yard run.

Hardin 22, Orangefield 20

ORANGEFIELD —The Hardin Hornets just outlasted the Orangefield Bobcats 22-20 in District 12-3A Division I action on the Bobcats’ Homecoming night.

The Hornets came back late to overcome the deficit from the Bobcats’ hot start to the game.

Orangefield (4-3, 1-3) fullback Blake Bradley led the way with 88 yards on the ground, most on the Bobcats by 40-plus yards. The Bobcat offense, late in the game, flowed through Bradley as he led the comeback attempt in the final seconds of the game.

The Hornets’ (6-1, 3-1) one and only running back Darius White had a huge night, with 26 rushes and 196 yards on the ground. The supplement of the passing game from Marc Chivara really helped White find holes that might not have been there before. That was a giant reason the Hornets were able to win the game.