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Arlington Bowie misses extra point, falls in nail-biter to Arlington Lamar, 21-20
ARLINGTON — Receiver DaQuan Thomas caught two long touchdown passes in the second half, and a missed extra point by Arlington Bowie late in the game propelled Arlington Lamar to a 21-20 comeback victory Friday night at Wilemon Field.
Bowie (4-3, 2-2 District 4-5A) held Lamar and got the ball back with less than a minute left and no timeouts. It drove to the Lamar 35-yard line before a long pass fell incomplete as the clock ran out.
Bowie was in a similar situation at the end of the first half and drove 74 yards in 31 seconds with no timeouts to take a 14-7 lead. That drive ended with a 47-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kolby Listenbee to D.J. White with 1:12 remaining.
Thomas’ first score of the second half came in the middle of a long offensive slump for Lamar (4-3, 4-0).
On third-and-3, Lamar quarterback Connor Berry rolled out to pass, came under immediate pressure and ran to his right to escape. That gave Thomas time to get open deep downfield. He waited for Berry’s pass at the 5, then walked in for a 30-yard score to tie the game at 14.
Thomas’ second touchdown came in similar fashion, although to the other side of the field, with 36 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
This time, Lamar faced third-and-9 at the Bowie 38 when Berry escaped pressure again and hit Thomas, who leaped over two defenders and ran in for the touchdown.
Thomas finished with nine catches for 150 yards.
Bowie rattled off a 74-yard scoring drive after Thomas’ second touchdown. Running back Blake Bradford ran it in from a yard out on third-and-goal. But the extra-point kick was low and no good, leaving Lamar with a 21-20 lead with three minutes remaining.