Nov. 17 Friday Night Highlights: Sophomore’s second INT in final minutes lead to 24-21 SGP victory over Arlington Bowie

by dentonramsey

Nov. 17 Friday Night Highlights: Sophomore’s second INT in final minutes lead to 24-21 SGP victory over Arlington Bowie

 

By Denton Ramsey / Sports Editor

 

The South Grand Prairie Warriors survived a turn-around second half against Arlington Bowie, holding on for a 24-21 victory on Friday night, Nov. 17 at Mansfield ISD Stadium.

After taking a 14-0 lead into halftime, the Warriors looked to build on that lead in the second half.

But the Volunteers had different plans.

And with 3:31 remaining in the third quarter, Arlington Bowie managed to deadlock the game, 14-14, on a successful fourth down conversion.

The Warriors’ Julian Shankle scampered 26 yards and into the end zone to give SGP a 21-14 lead with 10:14 left in the fourth and final quarter.

But Bowie still wasn’t finished fighting and clawing, as the Volunteers once again tied the game, 21-21, with 4:47 remaining in the game.

On the Warriors ensuing drive, South Grand Prairie’s offense came to life.

Sitting on third-and-three with 4:05 left in the fourth, Denzel Dewberry swept right and tossed the pigskin to Shankle right as he was getting hit.

And Shankle made the most of the end-around toss, dragging the Volunteer defenders with him out of bounds at the Bowie 9-yard line.

Four plays later, the Warriors’ Carson Wiggs nailed a 26-yard field goal to give SGP a 24-21 lead with 2:24 remaining in the game.

And the final drive of the game came down to one thing: defense.

The Warriors’ sophomore Thomas Ferguson stepped up and made a big interception, his second of the night, on the Volunteers ensuing drive – ending any chance of a Bowie comeback.

With the interception, the Warriors were able to successfully drain the final 1:36 off the clock and hold on for a 24-21 round one victory.

 

Sports Editor Denton Ramsey can be reached via e-mail at denton.ramsey@gmail.com

 

1 2 3 4 F

SGP 7 7 0 10 24

Bowie 0 0 14 7 21

 

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