END ZONE: Mustangs lose in OT 27-33

Atascocita #2 QB Daveon Boyd eludes the grasp of a Mustang defender and scores the winning TD in overtime.

HOUSTON – NRG stadium was the scene last Friday night, as North Shore and Atascocita battled in an epic struggle for victory in the Class 6A Division I and III regional championship.

There were plenty of thrills for the fans in the NRG stands. In the 3rd quarter Eagles QB passed to Lujuan Winningham, who ran 60-yards for a 2120 lead. Then in the 4th quarter, the Mustangs scored with a 17-yard TD pass, with only 1:31 on the clock. The Eagles answered with a 36 yard field goal, to tie the game at 27-27 as time expired.

In overtime, North Shore fumbled on their first possession, and the Eagles took over. Next, their QB Daveon Boyd charged into the end zone with a 6-yard winning score, ending the game at 27-33. The game was punctuated by thrilling plays on both sides. North Shore scored first, on an interception and then a 72-yard, seven-play drive back to the end zone, to take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

This was truly a battle of two outstanding quarterbacks. Eagle Daveon Boyd ended the game with 3 rushing TDs, and 349 yards passing and another TD. Mustang Bryant Badie had 307 yards, with one passing TD and two rushing TDs. North Shore ended the season with a 12-2 record, and Atascocita 12-1. The Eagles will play another game, against Lake Travis Saturday in the Alamo Dome.