Coahoma’s No. 33 Isaac Murillo caught a Hail Mary pass from No. 7 Colt Redden and turned it into a touchdown run as the game clock ticked down to zero, but the score wasn’t enough to beat the Idalou Wildcats in junior varsity pigskin play.
The Bulldogs lost to the Wildcats 12,32 at Bulldog Stadium Thursday night.
Idalou dominated the first half of the game putting 12 up on the board in the first quarter but failed both times at the two-point conversion. The Wildcats third score came from an interception after the Dogs threw a pass on fourth down. At the end of the first half, Idalou was up 0,24. During the first half of the game, Coahoma’s No. 4 Steven Erives ran both 17-yard and 18-yard plays to help the Dogs out.
The Bulldogs began to come back in the second half adding 6 points to the board from a successful pass thrown by Redden at the 1 yard line of the Wildcats to Murrillo in the end zone. Earlier, the Dogs were stopped by the Wildcats three times trying to run the ball in from the 1 yard line.
During the fourth quarter, Idalou struck again with a touchdown and this time - for the first time of the night - completed the two-point conversion making the score 6,32.
After getting possession of the ball, the Bulldogs worked their way up the field battling the Wildcats before Redden threw the Hail Mary pass. However, the Bulldogs were not able to complete the two-point conversion.
In Junior High play, the 8th Grade Coahoma team lost their first game of the season 48,38 at Idalou. The 7th grade team also lost to the Wildcats at Idalou.
Junior Varsity and Junior High football returns to action next Thursday. The JV team travels to Colorado City to take on the Wolves. The game begins at 6 p.m. Both the 8th Grade and 7th Grade teams are home this Thursday in Bulldog Stadium where they will take on the Colorado City Wolves. The 7th grade game begins at 5 p.m. and the 8th grade game starts at 6:30 p.m.