The Hallsville Indians withstood a fourth quarter rally to beat the Boonville Pirates 27-14. Hallsville used a bruising running game to open up a 20-0 lead at the half. However, the Pirates rallied with two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 20-14. In the end, it was Hallsville’s Mason Huskey who had the last word.
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Austin Ward with the call on KRES 104.7 and centralmoinfo.com. The touchdown was Huskey’s second of the night as he ran for 123 yards on 23 carries. Hallsville coach Justin Conyers said quarterback Cooper Crane’s play in place of the injured Jake Ashburn was huge.
Crane had 24 carries for 193 yards and two touchdowns. He also went 3-4 passing for 30 yards. Meanwhile, the Hallsville defense came up big to shut down Boonville’s potent offense.
Boonville got a 3 yard touchdown run by Lane West and a 10 yard touchdown pass by Nick Ferrari to Tramell Coleman to cut into the Hallsville lead in the second half. Boonville coach Greg Hough said he was proud of his team’s effort.
The Hallsville defense held Boonville’s star running back Avian Thomas to 89 yards and no touchdowns on 21 carries. Hough said Hallsville’s defensive play was a big difference in the game.
With the win Hallsville takes over second place in the Tri-County Conference with a conference mark of 5-1. The Indians now have an overall record of 6-2. Boonville falls to 6-2 on the season and 4-2 in conference play.
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