2011-11-10 / Sports

Giddings Falls to Navasota

by Mike Organ

Giddings stepped out to a 16-6 halftime lead over the Navasota Rattlers only to see it disappear, much like Texas A&M does.

Giddings took the second half kickoff and marched it down the field like they were going to bury the Rattlers on the scoreboard. The drive stalled near the goal line. The Buffs opted for a field goal, to make it a two score game. The snap sailed over the holder and past the kicker. Navasota’s McGinty scooped up the mis-snap and rumbled 75 yards for a score. The score stood at 16-13 after the PAT kick.

Giddings could not duplicate the opening drive and punted to the Rattlers. Giddings defense was up to the task, forcing Navasota to punt. A fumble on the punt reception was recovered by Navasota at the Giddings six yard line. The six-yard drive put Navasota ahead 20-16. It was a lead they would never relinquish.

Giddings had earned the 16-6 halftime lead on a six-yard run by Joseph Glenn and Michael Rangel’s PAT kick, a 30-yard pass to Deon Hickey from Jacky Wade, and a 35 yard Rangel field goal.

The loss puts Giddings in a three-way tie with Smithville and LaGrange for two playoff spots. Using the district tie-breaker, Smithville will go as the first place team in Division II and Giddings as the second. The results will have Smithville facing Columbus and Giddings facing Bellville Friday night at A& M Consolidated. Game time is 7:30.

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