Warriors make furious comback, but loose in 3 OT

Herald correspondentSeptember 16, 2013 

The Indian Land Warriors almost challenged history. They almost came back from a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter to knock off the Lewisville Lions, who had dominated them for the past 20 football games, dating back to 1991.

Almost.

In a triple-overtime thriller, Lions wide receiver Tony Gaston scored three touchdowns, including the decisive winner from four yards out, which cemented a 41-34 victory for Lewisville.

The game looked over early in the fourth quarter when Gaston’s second touchdown of the night, a 59-yard grab, put the Lions up by 21 over a hapless Warrior squad. Then, senior Indian Land quarterback George Morris found his groove. His 30-yard quarterback sneak set up dual scoring receptions by receivers Manny McCord (from 20 yards) and Brandon Sellers (from 21 yards) to tie the game with seconds left in regulation.

Both teams traded touchdowns in the second overtime period after stalemating the first before Gaston once again became a Lewisville hero. His catch, from a desperately scrambling Cody Montgomery, sealed the victory and the adulation from a loyal Lions fanbase.

Lewisville will play host for the third straight week against Buford High School on Friday, while Indian Land takes on the McBee Panthers at The Reservation. Indian Land has won the last three contests against the Panthers.

Lewisville 41,

Indian Land 34 (3OT)

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Scoring summary

LHS- Malik McCullough 11 yard reception, PAT good 7-0 Lewisville

LHS- Tony Gaston 51 yard reception, PAT good, 14-0 Lewisville

ILHS- Terrell White, 15 yard touchdown reception from QB George Morris, PAT no good, 14-6 Lewisville

LHS- Tony Gaston, 2 yard rushing TD PAT good, 21-6 Lewisville

LHS- Tony Gaston, 59 yard TD reception, PAT no good, 27-6 Lewisville

ILHS- George Morris, 30 yard rush, PAT good, 27-13 Lewisville

ILHS- Manny McCord, 20 yard reception, PAT good, 27-20 Lewisville

ILHS- Brandon Sellers for 21 yard TD reception, PAT good, 27-27

OT

ILHS- Austin Gordon 5 yard TD rush, PAT good, 34-27

LHS- Malik McCullough 5 yard TD reception from Montgomery, 34-34

LHS- Tony Gaston 4 yard TD reception, PAT good, 41-34

Team statistics

IL L
First downs 1316
Rushes/yards 32-5230-221
Passing yards 166 144
Fumbles/lost 1-01-1
Penalties/yards 8-8510-90

Individual statistics

PASSING Indian Land: George Morris 14-24 for 166 yards, 0 INTs; LEWISVILLE: Cody Montgomery 25-35 for 144 yards, 0 INTs

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