Tyler Lee’s Comeback Drive Falls Short Against Rockwall
TYLER -- Tyler Lee reached the Rockwall red zone inside the final minute of Friday's District 11-6A game at Chritus Trinity Mother Frances Stadium before throwing a game-ending interception into the end zone for a 42-35 loss.
It was the Red Raiders' second heartbreak in as many weeks, and the team is still seeking its first league win with two games to play. The season will end for Lee (2-6, 0-5) on Nov. 4 against John Tyler in the Rose City Classic after a final road game at North Mesquite this upcoming week.
Despite the outcome, sophomore running back Ladarius Wickware had a career game. He carried the ball 33 times for three touchdowns and 285 yards.
Junior quarterback Chance Amie completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards before the last-minute pick, his only interception of the game. He also ran in two scores and surpassed 100 rushing yards in the game.
Rockwall (3-5, 3-2), which entered a three-team tie for third place in the league behind John Tyler and Longview in the first and second-place spots, endured four lead changes and trailed as late as the 5:49 mark of the third quarter.
A reverse pass to quarterback Matt Jones with 4:19 gave Rockwall its margin of victory, but also set up Lee for its potentially game-tying drive or even a game-winning drive if the Red Raiders had elected to try for a two-point conversion after a score.
Jones led Rockwall with a 14-of-19 passing night for 240 yards and added another 90 yards on the ground.
While Lee travels to North Mesquite next week, Rockwall will play seventh-place Mesquite.