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QB Ladarryl Blair leads Kimball from 17-0 deficit to 42-24 win over Seagoville
SEAGOVILLE — Facing a district loss, a 17-point deficit and a shutout, Kimball overcame it all with a breakout game by junior quarterback Ladarryl Blair who led a second-half rally in a 42-24 victory over Seagoville.
Kimball’s 42-point barrage started midway through the third quarter. On fourth-and-11, Blair broke free for a 30-yard touchdown run to make it 17-7.
Kimball pulled within 17-14 on a 20-yard scoring pass to receiver Tyron Caraway which was set up by a 33-yard punt return by sophomore Daleonte Lewis to the Seagoville 20.
Kimball took a 21-17 lead early in the fourth quarter when Blair threw his second touchdown pass to Kedarian Jones. Blair later ran 31 yards for a touchdown with eight minutes remaining.
Blair, who had been splitting playing time most of the season, ended with 158 yards rushing with two touchdowns on 12 carries and 265 yards passing with two touchdowns.
Kimball (6-3, 5-1 in District 11-4A) and Seagoville (8-2, 4-2) already had clinched playoff berths. But it was a second difficult loss at home for Seagoville this season after a 10-point rally by South Oak Cliff in the fourth quarter.
Kimball hurt itself early on with seven fumbles, four lost, as it fell behind 17-0. But in the second half, Kimball had no turnovers, and the defense, led by senior defensive end Deondre Gibson was able to slow down Seagoville.
Seagoville took a 10-0 lead into halftime with a 13-play, 94-yard drive setting up the first score. Junior Willie Smith scored on a 10-yard run up the middle out of a Wildcat formation. The Smith usually is a hard-hitting safety but regularly is used as Seagoville’s change of pace quarterback.
Seagoville had gotten the ball back after Kimball fumbled a hand off at Seagoville’s two. Even though Seagoville had to put together a long drive, the fumble swung momentum its way.