SIMMS— The Cumby Trojans did not stick with the plan.
James Bowie was a 37-point favorite, playing before a big homecoming crowd, but Cumby spoiled the party.
The Trojans scored two touchdowns in the final quarter to snatch a 22-19 win and knock James Bowie from the ranked of the undefeated. All the Cumby points came in the final half.
Cumby running back Daniel “Cancun” Degetau rambled for 130 yards and three scores as the Trojans went to 3-1 for the year. Degetau put the dagger in the heart of the home team with the late scores. Degetau got to the end zone on runs of 42 and 7 yards with the game on the line.
The game opened with the home team going up 6-0 following a 21-yard scoring pass from Zach Burks to Reace Hudgeon. James Bowie kept the pressure on with a 5-yard scoring run by Zac Pistolis to edge ahead 12-0.
Cumby responded with Degetau’s first score of the game, a 3-yard jaunt. The Trojans got a two point conversion pass from Rodney Hobbs to Alx Olker. The visitors were up 14-8 in the second half.
James Bowie responded with a scoring drive capped by a 26-yard Burks run. The kick gave the squad a 19-8 lead.
Down by 11 the Trojans were able to score 14 and take the game.
The two fourth quarter scoring runs by Degetau were the difference as Cumby scored the 22-19 upset win.
Degetau also kicked both extra points.
Cumby rushed 22 times for 203 yards while Bowie had 30 carries for 157. Cumby recorded 126 yards in the air. QB Timmy Cook completed 12 of 19 passes and ran seven times for 32 yards. Rodney Hobbs had 79 yards on 10 carries for Cumby. The home Pirates had 166 yards passing.
The Trojans return home to host Maud for their next game Sept. 25.
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