Written by Jon Machota
RB Robert Lowe Jr.'s 5 TDs help Waxahachie upset Corsicana, 47-36
WAXAHACHIE — The passing game never got on track for Waxahachie, and frankly they never needed it. Not with Robert Lowe Jr. in the backfield.
The 5-10, 200-pounder carried 26 times for 183 yards and five touchdowns as Waxahachie defeated previously unbeaten Corsicana 47-36 Friday night at Lumpkins Stadium.
Lowe scored four of those touchdowns in the first half as Waxahachie (5-1, 4-0) built a 35-15 halftime lead in the 15-4A matchup.
Corsicana (6-1, 4-1) quarterback DeVontay Bell did his best to rally his team after halftime, scoring a pair of three-yard touchdowns to open the third quarter. The back-to-back scores allowed Corsicana to pull to 35-29 and put a scare into the homecoming crowd.
But Lowe quickly put those fans back at ease on the next possession, capping an eight-play drive with a 19-yard touchdown run.
The senior running back added one more play to seal the outcome late. As both teams were trading off touchdown drives, Waxahachie was looking for a long series that would waste clock. They got that when a fake punt snap on fourth-and-7 went directly to Lowe, who took it up the middle for another score. The touchdown was called back because of holding, but the penalty occurred after Waxahachie secured a first down, gaining the time needed to run out the clock.
Waxahachie quarterback Don King III, who came into Friday’s game averaging nearly 250 yards passing per outing, finished 8-of-20 for 137 yards.