Trojans score late to pull off upset of A-G

From Staff Reports

Sept. 1, 2007 - CUMBY - The Cumby Trojans gained a measure of revenge Friday night in their home opener against the Alba-Golden Panthers.

After a 7-6 loss to the Panthers last year, the Trojans had 295 yards of offense in a 14-12 win to improve to 1-0 on the season.

Cumby sophomore quarterback Brixx Hawthorne completed 8-of-26 passes for 124 and two interceptions in the game and also rushed for 54 yards on 11 carries on one touchdown, which came in the second quarter.

The Panthers got out to the early lead as A-G quarterback and kicker Austin Frye nailed a 35-yard field for the 3-0 lead. The Panthers extended the lead to 10-0 as Frye scored from 2-yards out with 6:34 remaining in the half.

Following Hawthorne's 5-yard touchdown in the second half, the Trojans went for the two-point conversion, but Hawthorne was picked off in the end zone by Ryan Young, who returned the interception 100 yards for the two-point conversion and a 12-6 lead at the half.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Trojans scored the game-winner with 6:52 remaining as Nathan Dunnihoo cashed in from 7-yards out and then converted the two-point attempt for the winning margin. Dunnihoo had 15 carries for 76 yards.

The Trojan defense allowed 329 yards of offense to the Panthers as Frye went 7-of-20 for 94 yards and one interception.

The Trojans host Rockwall Christian next Friday night with kickoff scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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