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SHERMAN, Texas – The Austin College football team turned the ball over seven times, resulting in 31 points for visiting Berry College in a 44-10 loss to the Vikings on Saturday at Jerry Apple Stadium. The 'Roos are now 2-3 overall and 0-3 in Southern Athletic Association play.
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Austin College opened the game with an interception on the first pass of the game by Colt Collins, but the sophomore quarterback bounced back on the next possession after the defense forced a three-and-out for the Vikings. After Berry had pinned the 'Roos on the 1-yard line, Collins directed a 15 play, 99 yard drive that consumed more than seven and a half minutes and culminated in a 30-yard touchdown toss to Kevin Ray to make it 7-0 with four minutes left in the opening frame.
Decatur-Austin game was a classic Both sides brought a load of emotion to the football field Friday night when city rivals Decatur High and Austin faced off at Ogle Stadium. The Red Raiders were motivated to continue what has been a magical season. George Tovey, Actor: Frenzy. George Tovey was born on March 8, 1914 in Kensington, London, England as George William Tovey. He was an actor, known for Frenzy (1972), Doctor Who (1963) and My Old Man (1974). He was married to Margaret (Peggy) Tovey. He died in 1982 in Hounslow, London.
On the next possession for Berry, the 'Roos forced another punt and got the block, gaining possession inside the Berry 20-yard line. The 'Roos wound up capitalizing with a 34-yard field goal by Cesar Ruiz to make it 10-0 with 14:17 left in the second quarter.
However, those would be the last points Austin College would put on the board as Berry scored 44 unanswered. Berry scored on its next possession with Austin Lowe breaking free for a 20-yard touchdown run to make it 10-6 after a missed extra point with 10:51 left, and the Vikings picked off their second pass of the day on the ensuing drive for Austin College. Lowe raced 35 yards and then Tate Adcock threw a four yard touchdown pass to Trey Ciresi to put the Vikings ahead 13-10 with 6:23 on the clock.
The Vikings would score once more, as Austin College was forced to punt on its next possession and Berry finished the half with a 13-play, 71 yard drive capped by another touchdown connection from Adcock to Ciresi with 10 seconds left before halftime, making it 20-10 at the break.
After punts by both teams to open the second half, a bad exchange led to another turnover for Austin College and Berry added a 19-yard field goal by Trey Gregory to make it 23-10 with 8:28 showing on the clock. Austin College had another pass picked off on their next drive, which turned into a touchdown run for CJ Stone to make it 30-10 with four minutes to go in the third.
Another Austin College interception in the fourth quarter gave the ball back to Berry, and the Vikings went 52 yards in eight plays with Adcock finding Tristen Cline for a 26-yard touchdown to make it 37-10, and the Vikings would pick off another pass on the next drive and turned it into seven more points on a short touchdown run by Heath Burchfield with 9:16 left in the game, and that would be the final scoring play of the game.
Collins finished the game completing 15-of-31 passes for 184 yards with a touchdown and five picks, and Trey Carr was 1-for-5 for 21 yards with an interception while adding a team-best 43 rushing yards. Tom Clancy caught four passes for 77 yards, and Jackson Townsend made 13 tackles to pace the Austin College defense.
Lowe rushed 13 times for 102 yards and a touchdown to lead the Berry offense, while Adcock completed 7-of-10 passes for 79 yards and three touchdowns. Ciresi caught five passes for 43 yards and a pair of scores, and Tyler Bertolini led a balanced defensive effort with five tackles. Antonio White added three tackles and two interceptions.
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Austin High senior running back Cortez Shackleford, left, is overwhelmed with happiness after the Black Bears defeated their crosstown rivals, the Decatur Red Raiders, 17-14 in high school football action Friday night. Ty White comforts Shackleford.
Austin rules Decatur
Hull's field goal the difference in clash of crosstown rivals
By Brooke Milam
DAILY Sports Writer
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City rivals Decatur and Austin faced off Friday night at Ogle Stadium, and afterward, both sides shed tears.
Austin High senior running back Cortez Shackleford couldn't help but bury his face into his hands, and teammate Cornelius Jenkins knelt to contain himself surrounded by teammates midfield.
For the Black Bears, tears of joy streamed down their cheeks as they beat their crosstown rival 17-14 for their first victory in the annual series since 2001.
Senior place-kicker Morgan Hull hit a 36-yard field goal with 3:05 left in the game for the winning margin, the last of 17 unanswered points for the winners.
'What better way to end your season than with a win in a huge rivalry game?' Austin coach David Norwood asked. 'Coach (Jere) Adcock and their entire coaching staff, they had a great game plan. It just went our way this year, that's all.'
In the season finale for both teams, Decatur and Austin each finished 4-6.
'We got ahead, but they didn't give up, and I thought it said a lot for their kids and their coaching staff,' Decatur coach Jere Adcock said. 'Both teams didn't quit playing hard all night.'
Austin fumbled three times in the first quarter, two of which resulted in Decatur touchdowns to give the Red Raiders a 14-0 lead.
The Black Bears fumbled a punt return, giving the Red Raiders the ball on the 9-yard line three minutes into the game.
Three short runs by junior Nick Beasley later and Decatur scored the first points of the game on Beasley's 2-yard touchdown.
Decatur found itself first-and-goal again when Austin fumbled on the 8-yard line with 2:55 to go in the first period.
Decatur sophomore Brooks Johnson scored his first career touchdown on a 5-yard scoring pass from senior Joe Lothspeich.
The Red Raiders led at that point 14-0.
Looking for a spark, Austin senior T.T. Martin's 25-yard fumble return was the momentum swing the Black Bears were looking for, pulling Austin within 14-7 midway through the second and the score stood at halftime.
'Thanks to the defensive linemen, me and Ty (Chancelor) had good reads,' Martin said. 'We had to find a way to win and we did.'
Austin used sophomore running back D'Nico Best and junior T.T. Mallard as its primary offensive weapons, but the pass paid dividends as well.
Sophomore Verkeneo Mann's 21-yard touchdown catch from sophomore Justin Jones tied the score at 14-14 with 3:17 left in the third.
Dialectical behavioral therapy workbook pdf. 'I thought we had a good defensive game plan. We put them in the situations we wanted to put them in and they answered the bell,' Adcock said.
Hull's field goal in the fourth proved to be the game winner and gave a hyped Austin crowd reason to rush the field.
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The win was particularly sweet for Hull and his senior teammates, who beat Decatur for the first time in their final try.
'I talked to the guys and told them, 'We've got to have this,' ' Hull said. 'We haven't done this in the three years I've been here and this makes it. It really gives us a boost.'
Norwood said many of those seniors had one of their best games this season, including Chancelor, a senior linebacker.
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'We had nothing to lose,' Chancelor said. 'We fought to the end and we never gave up. This is great, it being our last year and all. It couldn't be better.'
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