Taylor Mustangs Rally for 35-28 Win

With 3:12 remaining before halftime, the Seven Lakes Spartans scored to lead 21-0 and appeared to have the game well in hand. By the end of the 3rd quarter, the Katy Taylor Mustangs would grab the lead and hold on for a 35-28 win.

The Mustang comeback started with 53-yard yard bomb from Joe Jefferson to Alei Sabek that set up a Dante Archie 2-yard run that put Taylor on the board just before the half.

The Mustangs would start the second half with the ball and march the field capped a 5-yard pass from Jefferson to Archie that cut the Spartan lead to 21-14.

Later in the 3rd quarter, Cherron Lewis scooted in for a 8-yard touchdown run and with the successful PAT the game was tied at 21-21.

But the Mustangs weren’t down in the 3rd quarter yet. Jefferson connected with Archie on a screen pass and Archie raced 49 yards for the score as the Mustangs leapt into the lead 28-21.

 Mid-way through the 4th quarter, Jefferson connected with Daniel Bruns for an 8-yard TD pass and the Mustangs led 35-21.

The Spartans would fight back. Tanner Perez threaded the needle to Landon Ross who shock off two would-be tacklers and sprinted into the end zone for 67-yard TD to cut the Mustang lead to 35-28.

The Spartans attempted an onside kick but it was recovered by Taylor and the Mustangs were able to run out the clock.

Seven Lakes posted their 21-0 lead on two touchdown passes by Perez (one to Marcel Davis for 71-yards, one to Ross for 46-yards) and touchdown run by Barrett Hudson (4 yards).

Katy Taylor is now 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in district play. The Mustangs have their open week next week before playing Katy Tompkins the following week.

Seven Lakes falls to 0-3 on the season and 0-1 in district play. The Spartans play Katy Tompkins next week.

Scoring Summary

3:20 1st – Seven Lakes, Tanner Perez to Marcel Davis, 71-yard pass, Luke Cunnigham 2-pt run (Seven Lakes 8, Katy Taylor 0)

7:55 2nd – Seven Lakes, Perez to Landon Ross, 46-yard pass, PAT blocked (Seven Lakes 14, Katy Taylor 0)

3:12 2nd – Seven Lakes, Barrett Hudson, 4-yard run (Seven Lakes 21, Katy Taylor 0)

2:25 2nd – Katy Taylor, Dante Archie, 2-yard run (Seven Lakes 21, Katy Taylor 7)

8:39 3rd – Katy Taylor, Joe Jefferson to Dante Archie, 5-yard pass (Seven Lakes 21, Katy Taylor 14)

4:49 3rd – Katy Taylor, Cherron Lewis, 8-yard run (Seven Lakes 21, Katy Taylor 21)

2:22 3rd – Katy Taylor, Jefferson to Archie, 49-yard pass (Katy Taylor 28, Seven Lakes 21)

6:38 4th – Katy Taylor, Jefferson to Daniel Bruns, 6-yard pass (Katy Taylor 35, Seven Lakes 21)

2:57 4th – Seven Lakes, Perez to Ross, 67-yard pass (Katy Taylor 35, Seven Lakes 28)

Stat Summary

Katy Taylor – 471 Total Yards (263 rush, 208 pass)

Seven Lakes – 357 Total Yards (92 rush, 265 pass)

Stat Leaders

Katy Taylor

Rushing – Joe Jefferson – 22 carries, 135 yards

Passing – Joe Jefferson – 9 of 17, 208 yards, 3 TDs

Receiving – Dante Archie – 3 rec, 77 yards, 2 TDs

Seven Lakes

Rushing – Jake Farris – 14 carries, 51 yards

Passing – Tanner Perez – 11 of 21, 265 yards, 3 TDs

Receiving – Landon Ross – 4 rec, 146 yards, 2 TDs

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