Keller Central rallies for win over Hurst L.D. Bell

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Keller Central turned around an early deficit with five consecutive touchdowns as the Chargers rallied for a 48-35 win over Hurst L.D. Bell on Friday at Keller ISD Stadium.

L.D. Bell took a 29-14 halftime lead on Daniel Dorsett’s two rushing touchdowns, including a 68-yarder in the first quarter. Dominique Lawson also scored twice, on runs of 1 and 3 yards.

The Chargers turned the momentum in the third quarter. K.T. Smeby finished a 77-yard scoring drive with a 3-yard touchdown run to cut Central’s deficit to 29-21.

Central held Bell to a three-and-out series and took over on its own 35. Smeby ran 53 yards to the Bell 2-yard line. Brenton Perez ran for the touchdown on the next play to cut the deficit to 29-27.

On the ensuing kickoff, the Chargers recovered a pooch kick at the Bell 33-yard line. The play set up quarterback Jake McClurg’s 24-yard touchdown run to give Central its first lead with 53 seconds left in the third quarter.

McClurg connected with Nick Rischer on a 70-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth. McClurg added a 14-yard touchdown run on the next series to put the Chargers up 48-29 with 7:23 left to play.

Bell scored with just over a minute remaining on Lawson’s 9-yard pass to Tacorian Howard. On the onside kick attempt, the Blue Raiders touched the ball before it traveled 10 yards. Central took over on the penalty and ran out the clock.

Dorsett had 204 yards on 26 carries. McClurg gained 154 yards.

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