Dan Lundsford Special to the Daily Sun Dan Morgan
Corsicana Daily Sun
The Bears settled into making defensive stands after allowing Perrin to score on their first offensive series. Frost fell, 20-16.
Ben Thorton and Robert Worley eached picked-off a Chase Akin pass, Woody Woods recovered a fumble, and the Pirates were forced to punt three times. Meanwhile, the Pirates defense held Frost on six of eight fourth down conversions to stay in the game - including stopping the Bears on the Perrin five-yard line in the second quarter.
Perrin RB Pepper Rasberry gained only 38 of his 148 rushing yards in the second half, but 37 came on a touchdown run with 9:26 left in the game. Then Pirates then allowed Frost to move the ball from the Bears 27-yard line to their own 27-yard line. Facing fourth down and two, Frost fumbled the snap with Zach Terry recovering for a two-yard loss.
Four plays later, Perrin scored the go-ahead touchdown.
The Bears two touchdowns came on their only two successful fourth down conversions. With fourth and four at the Perrin 14-yard line, Worley, playing QB, rolled left with enough open territory to run for the first. Worley then spotted Laton Eastman behind two defenders in the corner of the end zone.
Perrin 20, Frost 16 Perrin 7 0 0 13 Frost 0 8 8 0 First Quarter P - Chase Akin 1 run (JP Monroe kick), 7:16 Second Quarter F - Laton Eastman 14 pass from Robert Worley (Zach Terry run), 11:08 Third Quarter F - Worley 6 run (Eastman pass from Terry), 6:07 Fourth Quarter P - Pepper Rasberry 37 run (run failed), 9:26 P - Akin 59 run (Monroe kick), 3:28 P F First Downs 12 10 Rush-Yards 30-251 39-182 Passing Yards 55 24 C-A-I 4-10-2 2-7-1 Fumbles-lost 3-1 2-0 Punts-avg. 3-21 1-19 Penalties-yards 3-30 6-40 Individual Rushing: P: Rasberry 21-148, Akin 5-62, Erick Martinez 1-22, Spencer Nunley 1-7, Justin Francis 1-7, Cooper Young 1-5. F: Woody Woods 21-74, Alex Cruz 10-36, Terry 4-34, Worley 11-33, Isaiah Belcher 3-5. Passing: P: Akin 4-10-2-55. F: Worley 2-6-1-24, Terry 0-1-0-0. Receiving: P: Chase Talley 1-24, Monroe 1-20, Brandon Bloodworth 1-14, Young 1-(-3). F: Eastman 1-14, Terry 1-10.