Forney Holds Off Lindale, 28-21, to Hand Eagles First Loss of the Season
FORNEY -- After jumping out to a 28-14 lead at the half, the Forney Jackrabbits had to hold off a furious Lindale rally in the second half to take a 28-21 win Friday night at City Bank Stadium Friday night.
Forney and Lindale are now both 1-1 on the season.
The Jackrabbits took advantage of three Lindale turnovers in the first half to appear to be in control of the game, but in the second half Lindale's defense rose up to stop the potent Forney attack.
Led by quarterback Aaron Rideaux and receiver Devon Rideaux, Forney took advantage of good field position provided by Lindale's mistakes.
Forney's first score came after the Eagles shanked a punt and allowed the Jackrabbits to start at the Lindale 40. Six plays later quarterback Rideaux hit receiver Rideaux for the score from 14 yards out.
Lindale quarterback Montana Meador was then picked off by Cameron Harris at the Eagle 20. Suddenly it was 14-0 in the first period.
The Eagles fought back to make it a bit closer by intermission as Cameron Sir Louis hauled in a 14-yard score on a nice slant pattern.
In the second half Lindale's defense clamped down and gave the offense a chance to pull the game out.
With 4:50 left in the fourth quarter Meador found Kale Ridge for a three yard score to trim the deficit to 28-21.
Another good defensive stand and a spunky punt return from Cooper Azbell gave the Eagles one last chance with just over two minutes left.
Meador marched his club down to the Forney 12 using nice receptions from Sir Louis and Joe Noble.
But on fourth down Meador was flushed out of the pocket and was intercepted in the end zone.