JUSTIN -- Trophy Club Nelson running back Tylor Blake churned out consistent 5- and 8-yard gains through three quarters Friday night.
But when an opportunity for a bigger gain presented itself in the fourth quarter, Blake made it count. His 92-yard run with 7:16 remaining lifted the Bobcats to a 28-21 victory against Lake Dallas in a District 5-4A game at Northwest ISD Stadium.
"My lead blockers picked me up," said Blake, who finished with 203 yards on 27 carries and two touchdowns. "I really didn't have to do much. I just had to run. It was all my o-line."
The Falcons (3-2, 1-1) rallied from a 21-7 deficit in the third quarter. Marshall Dominy's 2-yard run on the first possession of the second half cut the Nelson lead to 21-14. A short time later, Lake Dallas defensive back Roman Mitchell returned an interception 42 yards for the tying touchdown.
Mitchell also intercepted a pass on the Bobcats' first possession of the fourth quarter. But it only took one play to swing the momentum back in Nelson's favor. The Bobcats (4-1, 1-1) took over at their own 8 after a punt, and on the next play, Blake cut left, burst through a hole and outraced a pair of Falcons defenders for what proved to be the winning score.
"We've been talking about people coming back on us," Blake said. "We just had to stay strong and keep fighting."
The Bobcats scored three times in the second quarter, including a touchdown rushing and passing by quarterback Blake Clinton. Nelson faced third-and-18 at the Falcons' 38 on its second drive of the game. Clinton found Brandon Flieschmann for a 17-yard completion to the 21. On fourth down, Clinton burst up the middle on a keeper and ran untouched into the end zone to tie the score at 7-7.
Nelson's next possession began at the Lake Dallas 44 after a short punt.
That set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Blake for a 14-7 lead.
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