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Marcus kicker takes advantage of 2nd chance in 38-37 OT win over Flower Mound
After earlier miss, he sends game to OT, hits winning PAT
FLOWER MOUND — Second chances don’t always happen in football, but Flower Mound Marcus kicker Drew Hamrick got a shot at redemption and then some as Marcus knocked off Flower Mound, 38-37, in overtime to win the 12th annual Mound Showdown in front of an overflow crowd of 11,000 at Marcus Marauder Stadium.
With Marcus trailing 31-28 with 2:32 remaining in the game, Hamrick missed a 34-yard field-goal attempt wide left. The Marcus defense rose to the occasion and forced a three-and-out to give its offense another chance with 53 seconds remaining.
Marcus (5-0, 2-0) took advantage, as with nine seconds left, Hamrick drilled a 36-yard field goal to send the game into overtime.
Flower Mound (1-4, 0-2) needed just two plays to score on its possession in overtime as Cole McKeel scored on a 16-yard swing pass from Marshall Williams for a 37-31 lead. Marcus defensive lineman Jake Blount blocked the extra-point attempt. Marcus took just three plays to score, as senior Jeff Smiley scored from 9 yards out to tie the score and set up Hamrick to win the game with the PAT. After a timeout by Flower Mound, Hamrick drilled the decisive kick.
Harvey Giddens was the workhorse for the Marcus offense, carrying the ball 32 times for 241 yards and three touchdowns, while Jeff Smiley ran for 213 yards on 21 carries and a pair of touchdowns. Marcus finished with 592 yards.
Flower Mound quarterback Marshall Williams finished with 438 yards passing and five touchdowns, and Beau LaFave hauled in six passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns, including a key 33 yard touchdown pass on the final play of the first half that gave Flower Mound its first lead, 17-13.
Marcus jumped to a quick 13-0 lead after one quarter. Flower Mound was able to get back in the game behind their defense which was able to stop Marcus twice in FMHS territory on fourth down in the second quarter. After Marcus scored on its first drive of the second half for a 20-17 lead, Flower Mound scored twice for a 31-20 lead heading to the fourth quarter.