Missed Extra Point in Overtime Sinks Lindale in 21-20 Loss to Corsicana
LINDALE – A missed Lindale extra point in overtime allowed the Corsicana Tigers to claim a 21-20 District 17-5A win at Eagle Stadium on Friday night.
Lindale fell to 0-3 in district while Corsicana is now 2-1 in league play.
The Eagles sent the game into overtime with just 26 seconds left in the fourth period on a swerving 16-yard run from quarterback Montana Meador to bring about a 14-14 tie.
Corsicana had the ball first in overtime and used four plays to score on a one-yard run from senior running back John Woods.
The Eagles then had to convert a fourth and 1 on their possession with Meador getting a new set of downs with a three yard run on fourth and one. On first down, Lindale running back Jordan Robinson – who was a workhorse for the Eagle offense all night – bulled his way in for a 13-yard score to bring the Eagles to within one.
But David Franke’s extra point sailed wide to the left, giving the Tigers their fifth overtime win of the season.
The game was knotted 7-7 at the half as Robinson got the scoring started on a 63-yard sprint through the middle of the Corsicana defense with 2:47 left in the first period.
Two possessions later, the Tigers evened things as sophomore quarterback Blake Hoffman ran in from three yards out with 11:46 showing in the second quarter.
Both teams’ defenses then clamped down until Trevor Denbow outfought a Lindale defender and hauled in a pass from Hoffman at his 47. Denbow steadied himself along the sideline and sprinted in for the go ahead score.
It appeared the Tigers would be able to run out the clock in the fourth quarter with their touchdown lead, but Franke rose up and intercepted a Hoffman pass at the Eagles’ 25.
He took off down the left side and was finally knocked out of bounds at the Corsicana 36.
Lindale then used a bit of trickery to keep their hopes alive as Meador tossed a lateral across field to lineman Matt Coley, who rambled to the Tigers’ 25.
But a Corsicana sack of Meador ended this threat and put the onus on the Lindale defense, which once again stopped the Tigers on four downs.
A face mask penalty on Corsicana helped the drive along and Meador and Robinson teamed to bring the ball to the Tigers’ 26 with just over 50 seconds left.
Then, on first down, Meador scored the tying touchdown to send the game to the extra period.
Lindale will be on the road next week to face Jacksonville and Corsicana will be in Whitehouse.