BURLESON — Cleburne’s Reggie Robinson scored on a 6-yard double reverse with 2:13 to play to seal a 25-17 win over Burleson Centennial in a District 8-4A game Friday night at Burleson Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets (4-2, 2-1) held on despite a comeback by Centennial (2-4, 2-1) that cut the lead to 19-17 with six minutes to play.
Down 19-3 in the third quarter, Centennial rallied on a 9-yard scoring run by DeMarcus Williams and a 2-point conversion pass that cut the lead to 19-11.
After Centennial’s defense held at the Spartans’ 1, Williams broke a 63-yard run that set up a 1-yard scoring run by Brady Allen.
But the 2-point conversion pass failed, and the Spartans trailed 19-17.
Cleburne quarterback Brian Baca, who threw for 375 yards and three touchdown passes, led the Jackets to the game-sealing score. Facing fourth-and-goal at the Centennial 6, Robinson scored on a double reverse.
Centennial’s last-minute drive ended with four consecutive incompletions at the Yellow Jackets’ 47.
After throwing an interception on Cleburne’s first possession, Baca engineered a nine-play, 46-yard scoring drive after a 45-yard punt return by Darion McCullough. Baca capped the march with a 12-yard scoring toss to Kameron Pickett for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
Cleburne needed just four plays on its next drive to go up 13-0 early in the second quarter. This time Baca hit Robinson for a 51-yard score.
Late in the first half, the Spartans put together a long drive that resulted in a 24-yard field goal by Ron Reid. Cleburne’s defense helped things along with two 15-yard penalties.
Williams, who didn’t play in the first quarter, carried seven times on the drive for 51 yards. The drive stalled at the Cleburne 7 after two passes and a run failed to find the end zone.
On the second play of the second half, Baca hit Spencer Suitt with a short pass that the freshman turned into a 70-yard score.
Special to the Star-Telegram
Cleburne QB Brian Baca had 375 passing yards and three touchdowns against T.C. Quintana and Centennial.
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