Conversion attempt fails, leaving Cumby short of victory
From Staff Reports

Sept. 30, 2006 - MAUD - The Cumby Trojans head into their bye week with a 1-4 record following a 7-6 loss to the Maud Cardinals on Friday night.

Maud scored first in the second quarter on a 24-yard run. The extra point gave the Cardinals a 7-0 lead which they protected until the fourth quarter. 

It in the final period that Cumby's Ryan Vaughn put a hit on the Cardinal quarterback that resulted in a Tanner Gomez interception. Cumby then drove 60 yards and scored on a fourth-and-goal when freshman quarterback Brixx Hawthorne bootlegged around the right side for a 1-yard touchdown run. 

The conversion attempt to take the lead failed, though, when Hawthorne's pass fell incomplete. Cumby had one more opportunity, but the final pass was incomplete giving the Cardinals a hard fought victory.

Hawthorne finished the game 4-of-16 for 34 yards and one interception in the passing department and had nine carries for 21 yards and one touchdown rushing.

Teammates Adam Fite had two catches for 28 yards, Tanner Gomez had one catch for 11 yards, and Nathan Dunnihoo caught one pass for four yards and also rushed for 33 yards on 10 carries.

Adam Fite finished with six carries for 18 yards, Rodney Hobbs had two carries for three yards, and Ryan Vaughn had one carry for one yard.

Defensively, Austin Newsom came up with a fumble recovery.

Cumby will host Dallas A+ Academy in the District 17-A opener for both teams Oct. 13. Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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