Day: November 29, 2008

Another cliffhanger

Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes pulled off another one-point, come-from-behind win in the state semi-finals today with a w touchdown and extra point with just over 6 second to go — beating Lebanon 14-13 and going 13-0.

To do so, they had to drive nearly the length of the field after recovering a fumble with less than two minutes to go after Lebanon drove deep into Buffalo territory and threatened to put the game out of reach.

With one minute to go, quarterback Luke Harris completed a fourth and 20 pass to keep the drive alive, then another to put the ball at the one-yard line for a first and goal. Then he threw he touchdown to tie the game and the extra point iced the victory (Lebanon missed an extra point when they scored their go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter.

Harris played on a taped ankle that he injured in the first half. He and the team were shaky in the third quarter, coughing up the ball twice on fumbles but they came through when it counted. Harris also threw two interceptions but he kept his cool and he and the team came through when it counted.

Floyd goes for the state title next Saturday afternoon in Salem.

Game time is 4:15 p.m.

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State semi-finals in Floyd today

Floyd County High School’s varsity football team puts its undefeated record on the line again today with a 1 p.m. game against Lebanon at the school stadium in Floyd.

Will senior standout Luke Harris deliver another stunning performance like last week when the Buffaloes stunned Chilhowie 42-13 to take the district title.

I’ll be there with my cameras to find out. Will you?

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