Cedar Hill used a come-from-behind scoring pass with under two minutes remaining to upend Mansfield Lake Ridge 28-24 Friday night at Vernon Newsom Stadium.
Lake Ridge had just taken a 24-21 lead when Tabor Allen nailed a 34-yard field goal with 2:13 left in the game before Cedar Hill’s heroics.
Kaidon Salter, the Longhorns quarterback, hit Quin Bright with a pass and Bright did the rest to complete a 63-yard scoring play.
The Eagles couldn’t muster a first down in the final 1:17.
With that catch-and-run reception, Bright finished the game with six catches for 117 yards and the score.
As it was down the stretch, the game was tight all night.
Lake Ridge (3-4, 1-3 District 7-6A) took the early lead on the Eagles’ first drive of the game when Keylan Johnson caught the first of two TD passes from Adrian Hawkins on a 23-yard score.
Cedar Hill got untracked on its second possession when Kevin Young scored from 6 yards out.
Corie Allen scored for Cedar Hill (5-2, 4-0) on a short run to give the Longhorns a 14-7 lead.
But Lake Ridge used the passing game and Hawkins’ draw plays to even the score at 14-14. Johnson pulled in a 5-yard pass to cap a 73-yard drive.
Lake Ridge had a chance to go up by a field goal before halftime, but the attempt was blocked.
In the second half, Cedar Hill returned the favor, scoring on its first drive to go up 21-14.
The Eagles later drove the ball down to the Longhorns 4, but threw an interception in the end zone.
After Christian Shaw picked off a Salter pass, Lake Ridge finally punched it into the end zone on a Myles Featherston run from 1 yard out to tie the game at 21-21.
Featherston carried much of the load, rushing 24 times for 84 yards and catching three passes for 24 yards.