ENNIS — Despite a spirited effort from senior quarterback Kelton Moore, Arlington Seguin’s furious fourth-quarter comeback fell short in a 29-22 loss Friday to Ennis in a District 15-4A opener at Lion Memorial Stadium.
Moore, a rugged runner and skilled passer, rushed for 155 yards on 37 carries and passed for 98 more to lead the Cougars (2-2, 0-1) back from a 29-7 deficit starting the final quarter.
Seguin cut the Ennis lead to 14 just into the fourth quarter and then recovered an onside kick to keep the momentum. The Cougars marched to another score with just over nine minutes to play when Moore crashed over from the 2-yard line.
After holding Ennis, Seguin got the ball back for one final drive in a bid to tie the game. But Ennis held on downs with just over a minute to play and ran out the clock to preserve the win.
The Lions (4-0, 1-0) mustered a potent rushing attack most of the game behind the swift moves of senior Terence Williams, who had 190 yards on just 15 carries with touchdowns in the first half on runs of 50 and 30 yards.
The Cougars had more time of possession and more first downs, but Ennis’ big plays were the difference.
In addition to his touchdown run, Moore also passed 27 yards to Jamon Allen for a score in the first half. Seguin’s other touchdown came on a 2-yard run around end by Darrian Hammonds.
Defensively, the Cougars got an interception from Rontavion Hickson and a fumble recovery by Mark Martinez.
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