When two football teams are evenly matched, head to head, move to counter-move, the difference between winning and losing the game can be as simple as a change of possession. And so it seemed after four incredibly closely played quarters between two teams that showed a propensity to score quickly and deeply into double digits in earlier games. The game came down to one point and untimely change of possessions.
The game started with Plano receiving the kickoff, and the grind started. The first score of the game came late in the 1st quarter when #21 Richard Lagow scored on a quarterback keeper which was capped by a PAT by #96 Jourdan Escobar. Less than two minutes later the quarter ended with Plano up 7-0.
A few minutes into the 2nd quarter an unsuccessful fake punt play gave the Broncos the ball in Wildcats territory and at the 8:55 mark a pass play put the Broncos on the scoreboard 7-6. The PAT attempt was no good, the ball bouncing off the left upright. Five minutes later, with a different kicker, the Broncos put up three with a successful FG and the half ended with the Broncos in the lead 9-7 over the Wildcats.
The Wildcats kicked off to start the second half and the entire 3rd quarter was a test of wills between the two teams. The Wildcats were driving at the end of the quarter, but still down by 2.
Seconds into regulation play in the 4th quarter Lagow scored again with yet another quarterback keeper and Escobar’s PAT kick was true, and the Wildcats regained the lead, 14-9. The Broncos responded with a strong offensive drive of their own, and a breakaway run through the Wildcats defense put another 6 points on the board for the Broncos, and they were back in the lead 15-14 with 9:30 left in the game. The Broncos tried to buy some insurance for the wisp of a lead with a 2-point play but they were
unsuccessful. The Wildcats pushed hard to get into position to score, but lost possession twice before they could get within field goal range. McKinney Boyd’s 1 point lead held until the horn sounded the end of the quarter and the game.
For Official Offensive Stats , please click PSH Individual Offensive Stats – Boyd 10-19-12
For Official Defensive Stats, please click 2012 PSH Defensive Stats-McBoyd Game 10-19-20