Written by Michael Florek
Down 18, Sachse rolls to 22 fourth-quarter points and 56-52 win over Wylie
WYLIE — Sachse and Wylie traded almost everything on Friday night: big plays on special teams, penalties, short fields, points and most importantly, the lead.
The teams combined for 108 points and 28 penalties for 232 yards as Sachse staged a come-from-ahead-then-behind-then-ahead-then-behind victory, defeating Wylie, 56-52, at Wylie ISD stadium. Sachse overcame an 18-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
Trailing 52-34, Sachse cut it to 10 early in the quarter, then forced Wylie to punt after three plays. On the next drive, Sachse quarterback Kent Myers scampered 56 yards down the left sideline to cut the lead to 52-49.
With 4:21 left in the game, Sachse’s defense forced another Wylie punt. Marcus Hubbard got a hand on the punt to block it, setting up Sachse with good field position at the Wylie 27-yard line. Six plays later, Devine Ozigbo ran 3 yards for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown.
This all came after the teams traded the lead four times.
Sachse took a 31-28 lead into halftime, but two plays from Kameron Kelly changed that quickly.
It started at the start of the second half. Kelly took the kickoff to start the third quarter to the 4-yard line. Wylie scored two plays later.
Then, with Wylie facing a 4th-and-3 from the Sachse 6-yard line after taking advantage of a short field, quarterback Carson Cook fired a pass over a Sachse linebacker, and Kelly made a leaping, finger-tip catch for the touchdown to make the score 40-31 with six minutes left in the third quarter. It was the first time either team held a lead of more than seven points in the game.
Sachse pulled within six once, but Cook hit Jordan Whaley for a 61-yard touchdown pass from Cook on Wylie’s first play after the Sachse score. Sachse got to the Wylie 14-yard line on the next drive, but an interception from Ja’Varyea Hicks ended the threat. It only set the stage for the Sachse comeback.
Wylie had one final chance at the end of the game, but a desperation pass was intercepted.