Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Again?! Allen uses 4th-quarter comeback to thwart another 8-5A opponent; Hebron victim this time
CARROLLTON — Hebron seemed in control when it opened the second half with two quick scores. The crowd at Hawks Stadium was jumping, ready to celebrate a victory over Allen.
But the Eagles never panicked. Instead, they followed their well-rehearsed dramatic comeback script to a 28-21 victory Friday night.
Afterward, the Eagles had plenty to celebrate. They clinched the Division I top seed and at least a share of the District 8-5A title, their sixth straight.
“I’d rather we not be in these tight games, but it’s great that we can win them,” Allen coach Tom Westerberg said. “At this point, I’ll take them any way we can get them.”
For the third straight week, Allen (9-0, 6-0) overcame a late deficit. This time the Eagles erased a 14-point margin with three unanswered touchdowns.
Trailing 21-7, Allen drove 80 yards, scoring on QB Alec Morris’ 2-yard run with 1:32 left in the third quarter.
Running back Jonathan Williams added touchdown runs of 4 and 5 yards, the last coming with 1:25 left in the game.
Williams rushed for 89 on 21 carries despite spending much of the first half on the bench because of a foot injury that sidelined him from practices.
Morris threw for 216 yards but had three interceptions. Jamal Adams had two of those. The first he returned for a 92-yard touchdown. The second came on Hebron’s 2-yard line.
Allen scored on its first drive on a 64-yard run by Jeff Harris, but Hebron (6-3, 4-2) got even near the end of the first half on Dezmond Wortham’s 2-yard run.
The Hawks then appeared to take control as they scored twice on another Wortham TD and Adams’ interception.