Trailing by 11 at halfime, Fort Worth Eastern Hills scored 24 second-half points, but it wasnt enough as the Highlanders lost to Dallas Wilson 37-36 in a nondistrict game Saturday night at Scarborough-Handley Field.
Despite scoring six touchdowns in the game, the Highlanders (0-2) couldnt convert a 2-point attempt.
With 2:22 to play, Eastern Hills Marcus Baisey scored from 19 yards to cut the Wildcats lead to 37-36. But Baiseys 2-point conversion run was stopped at the goal line.
After missing a 37-yard field-goal attempt, the Highlanders took over at the Wilson 25 with 19 seconds to play. But a sack ended hopes of a victory.
The Highlanders closed to within 23-18 in the third quarter on a 9-yard touchdown run by Baisey.
Wilson took a 30-18 third-quarter lead on a 2-yard touchdown run by Tracey James. James carried 28 times for 211 yards and two scores.
With 43 seconds left in the third quarter, Eastern Hills cut the lead to 30-24 when Antwjuan Strahan hit Vanquez Harris for an 80-yard touchdown.
Then early in the fourth quarter, the Highlanders Mario Basil returned an interception 76 yards for a touchdown that tied the game at 30-30.
With 4:38 to play, Wilson regained the lead on a 28-yard run by DaMontae Bright. The Wildcats defense gave its offense a short field by stopping Eastern Hills on a fourth-and-1 at the Highlanders 46.
Eastern Hills needed five plays to score and cut the lead to 37-36.
The Highlanders took an early 6-0 lead, making a stop on fourth down and scoring on its second offensive play when Strahan raced 62 yards to score.
Charles Atkins had a 100-yard kickoff return for Eastern Hills.
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