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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Arrows Drop Opener In A Close Defensive Battle

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by Joe Hall | Photos courtesy of Amanda Hall
Despite, a season opening loss, the Lavaca Arrow football team has nothing to be down about. Tonight’s game was a hard hitting physical defensive battle, and the Arrows held their own. Subiaco scored first at the 7:22mark of 2nd quarter when The Trojan offense connected on a long touchdown pass. The two point conversion was good. The Trojans took an 8-0 lead into halftime.
Lavaca moved the ball better after some halftime adjustments and with 4:32 left in 3rd quarter Lavaca scored on a 4th and goal with a little trickery and Mason Walters throws to Tyler Armistead for 6 two point no good. Touchdown was set up by strong running by Tyler Armistead and a 35 yard pass from Tyler Hobbs to Colby Clunn.
The Trojans ran back the ensuing kick off for a touchdown but the two point conversion attempt was no good. Arrows down 14-6.
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Lavaca proved that they would not go down without a fight though. Alex Dugan had a big return kickoff return of his own to start Lavaca’s next drive. Tucker Marshall had a big 3rd down conversion to set up a 9 yard touchdown run by Tyler Armistead the two point conversation was no good. With 1:19 left in 3rd Arrows pulled within 2 points of the lead trailing 14-12.
Subiaco made quick work moving the ball into the red zone which started by another big kickoff return. The Trojans scored on a 5 yard touchdown run to start the fourth quarter. Conversion no good. This would be the last score of the game as both defenses continued to battle hard.
Lavaca players all played hard tonight and have nothing to be ashamed of. Coach Schlinker had this to say after the game, “I’m extremely proud of our effort. Never quit.felt like we were in it til the last tick. Very impressed with our effort on defense. We were extremely physical. Special teams hurt us, things we can fix though. Offense clicked at times, just couldn’t get in rhythm.”
Lavaca will be at home next Friday at 7:00pm against the Tigers from Mansfield.
As always, Go Arrows!

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