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Late fourth-quarter drive lifts Rowlett over South Garland
GARLAND - Running back Treyvon Green's touchdown with 1:39 remaining capped a long fourth-quarter drive and pushed Rowlett past South Garland, 25-21, on Friday night at Homer B. Johnson Stadium.
Green scored from a yard out, giving him his second touchdown and Rowlett its first lead of the game. Rowlett's final drive covered 71 yards and took 7:13 off the clock.
"Treyvon and the offensive line came out focused after halftime and came up big in the second half for us," Rowlett coach Kiff Hardin said.
South Garland's final comeback attempt ended when Rowlett's Tyler Chase intercepted quarterback Stephan Turner in the final minute.
Green ran for 242 yards to carry the otherwise-stale Rowlett offense. Quarterback Grant Bothun's first pass attempt was intercepted, and Rowlett managed just six points in the first half.
After allowing 14 points in the first half, the Rowlett defense tightened, consistently stopping powerful South Garland running back John Lacour at the line and forcing Turner to escape the pocket.
Both teams struggled early as they combined for just two first downs in the first 10 minutes. It wasn't until Turner's 33-yard touchdown run in the waning seconds of the first quarter that a play went for more than 10 yards.
Turner led South Garland, throwing for 93 yards and running for 111 yards and a score.