DQ Blog

Sep 4, 2009

Wet Thriller at Bivins

After witnessing a rout six days earlier, I was fortunate enough to view a genuinely exciting contest Thursday night at Dick Bivins Stadium between Caprock and Borger. For nearly three quarters, Caprock dominated in jumping out to a 20-point lead, but Borger, thanks to some kicking game miscues and quarterback Trent Kirklin, rallied for a 28-27 victory which could genuinely benefit both teams down the road.

Kirklin, who helped lead the Bulldogs past Pampa 45-43 a week earlier, accounted for 264 total yards, while Caprock's Gerardo Ruiz threw for 313 yards. Most of the thrills occurred before the rain hit, as Borger scored the go-ahead touchdown with 7:24 left and neither team threatened to score again.

However, you can't help think that if Caprock's outstanding running back Jamar Johnson hadn't cramped up in the third quarter that the score might have been differerent. Johnson ran for 82 yards and two first half touchdowns on 11 carries and caught another pass for a score. If he stays healthy this season, the Longhorns could have a highly potent offense and a legitimate shot at breaking a 35-year playoff drought.

I'll try to drop a line tonight some time during the Amarillo-Lubbock Coronado game at Bivins. That's one which really counts.

Till then.


Zoester said...

I was listening to the game on the radio, good comeback by the bulldogs!!

Ricky Treon said...
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Ricky Treon said...

It has been nice to see Borger making some noise in football. It's been a little while since that's happened.