Written by Michael Florek
97-yard pass from Curtis Ladd to Dedrick Scrivens in final minute gives McKinney Boyd 24-23 win over Plano
MCKINNEY — With 1:11 left in the game, McKinney Boyd took over at its own 3-yard line with no timeouts, trailing Plano, 23-17. Sixteen seconds later the entire situation changed.
Quarterback Curtis Ladd took the snap in his own end zone, rolled to his right and lofted a ball for Dedrick Scrivens, his running back. Scrivens turned around, caught the ball over the safety and angled to the left sideline, narrowly avoiding getting caught from behind for a 97-yard touchdown to give McKinney Boyd the 24-23 win on Friday night.
“We ran two go routes,” Scrivens said. “My outside receiver ran a go route. That took the corner away and just gave me one-on-one with the safety. I just happened to make a play on him.
“It’s crazy man, a heck of a play.”
Tied 10-10 in the second quarter, Boyd appeared to take a lead just before halftime on a 100-yard interception return, but the play was called back because of a penalty, allowing Plano to hit a field goal with no time left on the clock to take a 13-10 lead.
Boyd (4-3, 2-0 district 10-5A) scored on its first drive of the second half, but the lead lasted only a quarter. Plano (5-2, 1-1) strung together a 12-play, six-and-a-half-minute touchdown drive, then hit a field goal with four minutes left to go ahead six points and set the stage for Boyd’s improbable comeback.
“I’m going to be honest, it looked pretty bleak down there,” McKinney Boyd coach Don Drake said. “You got to have to somebody step and make a play.
“We had somebody do that.”