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West Mesquite wins shootout with Waxahachie
WAXAHACHIE - West Mesquite senior quarterback Trevone Boykin scored on a 3-yard run with 32.1 seconds left in a 63-56 victory before more than 5,000 fans at Lumpkin Stadium.
West Mesquite (6-1, 4-1 in District 14-4A) had to drive 68 yards on a 4-minute drive to set up Boykin's winning score. In a shootout that was 50-49 heading into the final quarter, the final play was Boykin's interception of a Waxahachie Hail Mary pass at West Mesquite's 10-yard line with nine seconds left.
A highly touted TCU recruit, Boykin rushed for 129 yards with four touchdowns and passed for 292 yards with three touchdowns.
Waxahachie (3-4, 2-3) had taken a 56-55 lead with 4:39 left as junior Robert Lowe scored on a 1-yard run to cap a drive that had been kept alive by a controversial running into the punter penalty as well as a clutch 4th-and-9 conversion on a pass from junior quarterback Brooks Teeter to receiver D.C. Collins.
In a wild first half that featured a combined 722 yards total offense, Waxahachie had a 37-35 halftime lead before a homecoming crowd. West Mesquite started the first-half video game with a touchdown on its first play. After Waxahachie fumbled a pooch kickoff, sophomore running back Raashaan Reason broke free down the right sideline for a 40-yard touchdown run.
West Mesquite had a 7-0 lead in the first 30 seconds but that only started what looked like open tryouts for 4 x 100-meter relay teams.
Waxahachie and West Mesquite traded scores on all but two first-half possessions and neither scored consecutively before the other. Waxahachie already had alternated junior Teeter and Don King III on every play and, in an effort to get more possessions for standout senior receiver LaDarius Brown, decided to give Brown a couple direct snaps out of Wildcat formation. Brown scored on a 34-yard run to tie the score 7-7 on his first carry and gave Waxahachie a 24-17 lead with a 57-yard sprint for a touchdown on his other carry of the first half.