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Rains drops district opener at home, 56-32

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EMORY – The Rains Wildcats gave a great effort but couldn't overcome the big plays and turnovers in a 56-32 loss to the Nevada Community Braves on Friday night at Wildcat Stadium.     The game was the District 13-3A opener for the two teams.

Community (1-0, 3-3) took advantage of a muffed punt and a pair of long touchdown passes by quarterback Collin Strahan to take a 20-0 lead early in the second quarter.

Rains (0-1, 0-6) responded with a nine-play scoring drive midway in the second quarter. Trevor Vandeventer completed a 19-yard pass to Chris Trieb on a fourth-and-5 play at the Community 24-yard line which set up Nate Carista's 5-yard touchdown run. Zach Young added the point-after kick to narrow the deficit to 20-7.

Shortly before the end of the first half, Vandeventer intercepted a Strahan pass to set up another Rains touchdown.

A 10-yard pass to Casey Martin followed by a 21-yard run by Young and a 14-yard run by Vandeventer led to a 3-yard touchdown pass to Trieb. The scoring drive spanned 48 yards and took a total of 57 seconds making the score 20-14 at the half.

Community struck quickly in the second half, beginning with a 73-yard kickoff return by Tim Underwood. Underwood then scored his second 3-yard touchdown of the game on the following play to put Community up 26-14.

Rains answered with a 64-yard scoring drive to keep pace. Vandeventer completed a 22-yard pass to Carista that moved Rains into Community territory. Vandeventer then completed a 36-yard, catch-and-run pass to Martin for a touchdown. The point-after kick failed leaving a 26-20 score.

Community began putting the game out of reach beginning with a 61-yard touchdown run by Keondre Jermany. A Rains fumble on the following possession led to a 3-yard touchdown run by Strahan and a 42-20 lead.

Rains gave chase with a 62-yard scoring drive late in the third quarter. Young began the drive with a 20-yard run. Vandeventer followed with a 13-yard run that put Rains in scoring position.

Vandeventer completed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Nick Hancock to cap the scoring drive and make the score 42-26.

Community added two more touchdowns before the Wildcats could strike again.

In the final seconds of the fourth quarter, Vandeventer directed the Wildcats on a 75-yard scoring drive that was finished off with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Josh Kirby. Vandeventer's pass for 2 failed leaving the 56-32 final score.

Friday night Rains plays host to the Farmersville Farmers.

Rains-Community, Stats

Community    8    12    22    14    -56

Rains    0    14    12    6    -32

First Quarter

Comm – Tim Underwood 3 run (Paul Blasingame run), 5:37

Second Quarter

Comm – Blasingame 56 pass from Collin Strahan (pass fail), 10:54

Comm – Tay Davis 81 pass from Strahan (pass fail), 8:58

Rains – Nate Carista 5 run (Zach Young kick), 4:44

Rains – Chris Trieb 3 pass from Trevor Vandeventer (Young kick), 0:03

Third Quarter

Comm – Tim Underwood 3 run (run fail), 11:41

Rains – Casey Martin 36-pass from Vandeventer (kick failed), 9:04

Comm – Keondre Jermany 61 run (Strahan run), 7:49

Comm – Strahan 7 run (Strahan run), 4:29

Rains – Nick Hancock 8 pass from Vandeventer (kick fail), 0:55

Fourth Quarter

Comm – Strahan 22 run (Strahan run), 10:38

Comm – Strahan 2 run (Strahan run), 5:34

Rains – Josh Kirby 33 pass from Vandeventer (pass fail), 0:05

TEAM STATS

Community          Rains

First downs        18        20

Rushes-yards             40-197                  31-162

Passing yards             261                  194

Total yards             458                       356

Comp-Att-Int                             7-14-1                  18-32-0

Punts-Avg                                 2-40                      6-38.3

Penalties-yards                         5-30                      3-25

Fumbles-lost                             1-1                        1-1

INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING – Community: Tim Underwood 15-65, Collin Strahan 13-12, Tim Smith 1-4, Clint Woolf 1-7, Keondre Jermany 2-61, Paul Blasingame 2-(minus 11), Collin Hutchinson 6-59. Rains: Trevor Vandeventer 13-70, Nate Carista 9-30, Zach Young 7-61, Cody Dickens 1-3, Dustin Fry 1-(minus 2)

PASSING – Community: Strahan 7-14-1, 261 yards. Rains: Vandeventer 18-31-0, 194 yards; Young 0-1.

RECEIVING – Community: Tay Davis 2-117, Blasingame 3-107, Underwood 1-21, Woolf 1-16. Rains: Casey Martin 4-52, Chris Trieb 3-36, Josh Kirby 1-33, Carista 1-22, Nick Hancock 4-19, Young 3-16, Gonzalo Fernandez 1-10, Kyle Cowden 1-6.

 

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