By Rachelle Dennis Posted November 20, 2008
On Thursday the Lowry JV football overcame some second-half mistakes and held off a Spring Creek comeback to win their final game of the season.
Although the Bucks had several turnovers, sophomore quarterback Mitch Pollock threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass to freshman Bryan Noble to secure the win.
Lowry sophomore, Josh Yost made a 50-yard run at the beginning of the game. On the next play, Pollock scored on a quarterback sneak; with a successful PAT, the Bucks led 7-0.
Spring Creek did not get past the 40-yard line before they had to punt to Lowry. The Bucks received the ball on the 30-yard line. The Bucks advanced the ball to the 1-yard line. Using the same play; Pollock scored again on a quarterback sneak giving Lowry a two-touchdown advantage.
The JV team thanked their fans after their season-ending win against Spring Creek on October 30, 2008.
In the second quarter, Spring Creek fumbled the ball and Pollock recovered it. Gus Duncan blew through people for 15 yards. Jonathan Hernandez ran two yards for a touchdown, 21-0.
On the ensuing kickoff, Noble made the tackle. The next play Niko Tarr sacked the quarterback for a 7-yard loss to end the half.
In the third quarter, Yost ran for 30 yards but then was negated because of a holding penalty; they had to repeat second down. Lowry fumbled and Spring Creek recovered, but Lowry’s defense again forced Spring Creek to punt.
A Spring Creek interception followed by a fumble recovered by Noble, put the ball back in Lowry’s hands.
Spring Creek made a come-back, forcing Lowry to punt. The kick was ran back for a touchdown ruining the shutout game. The Spartans went for a two-point conversion but failed to leave the third-quarter 21-6.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter sophomore, Jerardo Alcaraz ran wide for 15 yards. On the next play, Pollock threw a touchdown pass to Noble, giving the Bucks a huge advantage, 28-6 with 10 minutes left in the game.
Spring Creek responded with a drive of their own, adding another touchdown to the board. Another failed two-point conversion left the score 28-12.
An intensified Spring Creek team forced Lowry to a three and out punt. In one last attempt at a comeback, the Spartans added eight more points to the board.
Jerardo Alcaraz and Coach Brooks both agree that overall Lowry played well as a team.
“We were a better team in the first half. I don’t know what happened to us in the second half. We let the game get a lot closer than it should have been,” Brooks said.