Hallsville outlasted Boonville 36-30 to clinch its first ever Tri-County Conference championship and complete an undefeated regular season. There were six lead changes in the game, three of which came in the final quarter. Hallsville failed a two point conversion following a one-yard touchdown run by Tyger Cobb to open the scoring. Boonville’s Jamesian McKee got his own one-yard run and the Pirates were successful on the conversion to take an 8-6 lead. Cobb’s second touchdown was a two-yard rush, and Hallsville led 14-8 at the half.
Boonville struck first in the second half with a four-yard run by Colby Caton. Hallsville turned a 4th and 3 defensive stop into an 11-yard touchdown run by Trenton Hobbs to take the lead back one play into the fourth quarter. Caton connected with Dakota Troost for a 14-yard score before Cobb ran in his third touchdown with 6:46 to go. The game changing play came on Boonville’s next drive.
Austin Ward with the call on Superstation KRES and centralmoinfo.com. Hallsville effectively iced the game on the ensuing drive.
Boonville’s DaWan Lomax punched in an 11-yard score with 1:22 to go to keep the Pirates alive, but a 4th and 1 conversion sealed the win for Hallsville. Indians coach Justin Conyers had goosebumps when reflecting on Hallsville’s double dose of history.
Cobb finished the game with 211 rushing yards on 29 carries and had 26 passing yards. Conyers said Hallsville’s offensive game plan came to them pretty quickly.
Boonville coach Greg Hough said the loss hurts.
Lomax was the team’s leading rusher with 81 yards and Troost led with 82 receiving yards. Boonville will host Fulton in the first round of districts next week. Hallsville receives a first round bye. You can hear both postgame interviews below:
Hallsville coach Justin Conyers:
Boonville coach Greg Hough: