MANSFIELD -- Red Oak didn't need very many plays to complete its comeback against Mansfield Summit on Thursday night. It just needed the big ones.
The Hawks scored on touchdowns of 46, 89 and 22-yards in the second half before recovering a fumble on the Jaguars' final drive, sealing a 32-29 win for Red Oak at Newsom Stadium.
Senior kicker Jose Flores provided the winning points for Red Oak (4-2, 3-1 in District 15-4A), making a 19-yard field goal to put Red Oak up 32-29 with 1:41 left in the fourth quarter.
Summit (2-5, 2-2) had good field position on its final possession, starting with the ball on its own 42-yard line and 1:31 left in the game. On the next play, junior quarterback Antonio Bennett threw a backward pass to set up a screen play, but the ball was dropped and Red Oak recovered and ran out the clock.
The Hawks wasted little time in starting a comeback in the third quarter. Red Oak scored 21 straight points to start the second half, turning a 22-8 deficit into a 29-22 lead.
Senior fullback Jeremiah Gaines scored on a 46-yard shovel pass on the Hawks' first possession of the third quarter.
Less than three minutes later, senior wide receiver Tyler Scott scored on an 89-yard touchdown pass, tying the score at 22.
Red Oak then took its first lead of the game with a 22-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Austin VanHove to junior wide receiver Travier Jackson to put the Hawks up 29-22.
VanHove finished with 264 yards and three touchdowns. Senior running back Cameron Bausley had the other Red Oak touchdown and finished with 200 yards rushing.
Summit tied the game at 29 on a 53-yard touchdown pass from Bennett to junior wide receiver Jordan Hester with 6:25 left in the game.
Bennett finished with 230 yards passing and three touchdowns -- two passing and one rushing.
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