Kilgore Powers Past Brownsboro to Wrap Up District 9-4A Division I Title
KILGORE -- Like most every team for the last seven games, Brownsboro had no answer for Kilgore's running game Friday night. The result: a Kilgore win, and another district championship.
The Kilgore Bulldogs won their seventh straight game, pounding Brownsboro, 38-7, at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium. Kilgore is now 4-0 in District 9-4A Division I, the only team in the district without a loss.
The Bulldogs (7-2) will finish the regular season next week at Henderson.
Kilgore got a 30-yard field goal from Christian Galvan a little more than two minutes into the first quarter, and then fell behind early when the Bears scored on their first drive.
Brownsboro backup quarterback Wyatt Rinehart connected with Jamal Bell on a 59-yard pass, and Bell was tackled inside the Kilgore 10-yard-line. Bears tailback Kevon Thompson scored on the next play -- a 5-yard run -- to put Brownsboro in front, 7-3. Brownsboro (4-5, 2-2), which won only one game all last season, finishes its regular season next week at home against Palestine.
Brownsboro's lead lasted only a few moments. Two plays following the ensuing kickoff, Kilgore quarterback Patrick Jackson eluded the Brownsboro defense for a 59-yard touchdown run. That gave Kilgore a 10-7 lead, still in the first quarter, but the Bulldogs never trailed again.
Kilgore added an 8-yard touchdown by Ja'Quorius Smith to go up 17-7, and before the half, scored once more on a 16-yard run by Smith for a 24-7 lead. Also in the half, Mateo Meraz and Devin Lawler each had interceptions. Lawler's came on the last play of the half, an untimed down after Kilgore was called for offsides on the previous play. And that was an interception by Terrell Shelton that was nullified by the penalty.
In the second half, Caylon Williams scored for Kilgore in the third quarter on a 15-yard run, and Melek Hamilton scored in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run after being set up by a 38-yard scamper by Shelton.
The Bulldogs finished with 430 rushing yards, 165 of it by Jackson, who also had a 62-yard run to go along with his first-quarter touchdown. Smith finished with 87 yards and the two scores. A.J. Henson and Cole Wood each caught two passes from Jackson, who went 4 of 7 for 57 yards.