Indians fall 44-30 in State Quarterfinal game
The Hallsville football team ended the season Saturday with a 44-30 loss to Palmyra in the state quarterfinals. Their first meeting in September was arranged at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, just enough time to get on the bus and go play resulting in a 51-16 loss. This time Hallsville had a full week of practice and time to put together a game plan. However, the rematch with the Panthers didn’t follow the script that the Indians planned.
On the second play from scrimmage Hallsville lost starting running back Harrison Fowler to a broken leg.
“He has done extremely well for us this season, Hallsville coach Justin Conyers said. “Rushing the ball and catching the ball out of the backfield and for his season on the second play; he was really looking forward to this game and our hearts go out to Harrison.”
Once Fowler was taken to the hospital, the game resumed and the Indians were forced to punt on fourth down. The Indian defense put the Panthers into a third-and-13 on their own 41-yard line but Palmyra quarterback Brody Lehenbauer hit Zane Meyers with a 59-yard touchdown pass at the 8:06 mark. The extra point missed giving the Panthers a 6-0 lead.
After another three-and-out from Hallsville, Palmyra marched to the 22-yard line when with 5:08 left in the first half Lehenbauer and Meyers hooked up for another touchdown. The two-point conversion failed.
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