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Football: Safety starts Pilot Point on path to 31-17 victory

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By Richard Greene / For the Denton Record-Chronicle

BOWIE — The Pilot Point Bearcats faced a frustrating first 22 minutes Friday night that included a pair of turnovers and a stop inside the Bowie 10-yard line.

A defensive play by Jonah Fritz put that maddening start behind the Bearcats and set them on their way to a 31-17 victory over the Bowie Jackrabbits.

Fritz tripped up Bowie quarterback Garland McCoy in the end zone with 1:39 left in the first half. Pilot Point then added a 1-yard run by quarterback Travis Garrett in the final seconds of the half to take a lead it would never relinquish.

Garrett, who was on crutches most of the week and was a game-time decision because of a strained calf, finished with 57 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns. He added a 2-yard run with three seconds left in the third quarter that extended Pilot Point’s lead to 24-7.

Pilot Point finished with 244 yards rushing against Bowie, with Tristan Jurecka leading the way with 86 yards.

Bowie jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead, capitalizing on a Pilot Point fumble on the opening kickoff. Bowie went 37 yards in eight plays for the score, capped by Marcus Vaughan’s 5-yard run.

Bowie had a shot to extend the lead, but Pilot Point’s Zac Harrell picked off a Garland McCoy pass inside the 10-yard line.

Bowie would not find the end zone again until the final 41 seconds on a 13-yard pass from to Vaughan from McCoy.

Pilot Point held Bowie to 185 total yards.

Pilot Point 31, Bowie 17

Pilot Point

0

10

14

7

31

Bowie

7

0

0

10

17

 

SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER

B — Marcus Vaughan 5 run (Tanner Tomlin kick)

SECOND QUARTER

P — Safety, Garland McCoy tackled in end zone

P — Travis Garrett 1 run (Garrett run)

THIRD QUARTER

P — Jarron Alexander 4 run (pass failed)

P — Garrett 2 run (Garrett run)

FOURTH QUARTER

B — Tomlin 24 FG

P — Jacob Lock 33 run (Juan Carlos Juarez-Aguirre kick)

B —Vaughan 13 pass from McCoy (Tomlin kick)

 

TEAM STATISTICS

 

P

B

First Downs

15

10

Rushes-yards

51-244

35-93

Passing yards

71

92

Total yards

315

185

Comp-Att-Int

5-9-0

13-24-1

Punts-average

2-29.5

2-30.5

Fumbles-lost

4-2

1-1

Penalties-yards

9-85

3-23

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing — P: Travis Garrett 18-57, Tristan Jurecka 21-86, Austin Trinklein 3-36, Jacob Lock 5-55, Jarron Alexander 3-10, Hunter Balderus 1-0. B: Richard Pellizzari 4-13, Corey Brady 6-25, Marcus Vaughan 6-18, Garland McCoy 12-6, Brandon Velasquez 1-1, Tod Jackson 5-31.

Passing — P: Garrett 5-8-0 71, Balderus 0-1-0 0. B: Pellizzari 2-4-0 17, McCoy 11-20-1 75.

Receiving — P: Lock 1-21, Austin Rider 1-17, Creed Bright 1-6, Mason Richey 1-15, Jurecka 1-12. B: Ty Franklin 3-22, Vaughan 3-27, Velasquez 1-13, Brady 3-23, Jay Ward 2-16.