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Longhorns stampede past Buckaroos
by Tommy Strause
Oct 01, 2008 | 729 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Senior quarterback Lane Wallace’s brilliant play led George West to a remarkable fourth quarter come-from-behind rally over the Freer Buckaroos Friday night in Freer to win 28 to 20.

Wallace who rushed for 140 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries as well as completing three passes for 74 yards in the victory.

Freer came out strong to begin the game and after completing a seventy-yard pass from quarterback Matthew Reyes to wide receiver Jake Acker, scored the first touchdown on a two-yard run by running back Fabian Eeds. The powerful Eeds carried the ball twenty-four times for 141 yards during the game. Freer, by far the best team the Wrecking Crew has faced this year, stymied the Longhorns offense throughout the first half.

The Longhorns began the second half by moving the football until a fumbled pitch-out was returned for a fifty-three yard touchdown giving the Buckaroos a 13 to 0 third quarter lead. Later in the third quarter, led by Wallace, George West moved the ball in for their first touchdown. However, Freer responded on the next series with a touchdown drive of their own and led 20 to 7 after three quarters.

The Longhorns playing determined and inspired football completely dominated the Buckaroos in the fourth quarter. The Longhorn defense kept Freer from moving the football, giving the offense opportunities to turn the tide.

Wallace scored on an eight- yard run to bring the score to 20 - 14. QB Wallace followed up a few moments later with a determined 65-yard run, putting the Longhorns ahead for the first time in the game at 21 to 20.

The final touchdown was scored by Dustin White on a forty-yard interception return. White followed all four touchdowns with successful PATS.

The faithful Longhorn fans who followed the Big Blue Wrecking Crew Friday night witnessed a phenomenal come-from-behind effort against a very good opponent. George West’s ‘Big Blue Wrecking Crew’ now has a week off to prepare for the last five games of district play.

The GW Longhorns will be back on the field on Oct. 10 with a home, district contest against Natalia.
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