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November 2, 2013

Lindale rallies in final 6.5 seconds to nip Indians, 59-55

Eagles douse JHS playoff hopes



 Lindale locked up the final playoff berth in District 16-4A by coming from behind and scoring a touchdown in the final 6.5 seconds of the game to top Jacksonville 59-55 at Eagle Stadium Friday.

The Eagles defeated Corsicana last week and are now 3-6, 2-2, with one regular-season game left on the docket.

The Indians dropped to 0-9, 0-4 as a result of the loss.

Jacksonville quarterback, Carter McCown ran for 253-yards and two scores, and added another 360-yards via the air to account for 613-yards total in the game but it was his last minute drive that almost won the game as he ran in from 8-yards with 36-seconds left in the game..

However the old hook-and-lateral to Aaron Jackson from Eagle QB, David Slice was good for 73-yards, set up a touchdown pass from Slice to Justin Willis for the final seven-yards, with .6-seconds left in the game for a thrilling 59-55, win.

The Lindale Eagles made three interceptions and recovered two Tribe fumbles to take a lead most of the game until McCown and company got rolling. at Eagle Stadium in a 16-4A battle.

McCown rambled 52-yards for a score with 7:24 left in the game. The PAT pass failed to make it a 52-48, Lindale lead as the Indians picked up momentum.

The final Jacksonville score started with the clock at 3:33 left in the game, and the Tribe at their own 8-yard line.

The Tribe (0-9; 0-4), appeared to be headed to scoring first as Tribe quarterback, Carter McCown made a 62-yard run down to the 16-yard line of the Eagles. Two plays later, McCown threw his first of three interceptions to halt the Tribe threat.

The Eagles marched 80-yards in seven plays before Delerius Garrett blasted in form 7-yards away. The Jordan Lawless PAT kick was true for a 7-0, Eagles lead.

Lindale’s, Nathan Evans made the second pickoff of a McCown pass in the next Tribe possession at their own 45-yard line.

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