Tyler Lee Rallies in Fourth Quarter, But Misses Out on Playoffs
TYLER -- The Tyler Lee Red Raiders scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to end the regular-season with a 41-35 victory over Garland Naaman Forest, but it wasn't enough to secure a spot in the postseason.
Lee (5-5, 4-3 in District 11-6A) needed a win, coupled with Rockwall and Sachse victories Friday in order to clinch a playoff berth.
Rockwall took care of Garland, but Sachse fell to Rowlett, 44-34, which left Lee, Sachse, and Garland in a three-way tie for the final two playoff spots from the district. Lee was the odd team out based on point differential.
Red Raiders quarterback Zach Hall completed the comeback with an 11-yard touchdown run with 49 seconds remaining. Hall began the frantic finish with a 30-yard scoring run early in the fourth, and his 53-yard touchdown pass to Isjuwan Barker cut the Naaman Forest (0-10, 0-7) lead to 35-33 with 3:08 remaining.
Prince Hanks, who rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries, scored on a 4-yard run to give the Rangers a 41-20 lead with 10:57 to play in the fourth.
Hall, playing in his final high school game, finished with 113 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, and completed 6 of 8 passes for 134 yards with a score and one interception.