Late touchdown keeps Rains winless

By TREY HILL, News-Telegram Correspondent

Sept. 19, 2008 - KEMP - So close.

The Rains Wildcats seemed to be one minute, 11 seconds away from picking up their first win of the season with Kemp facing a fourth-and-21 at the Rains 41-yard line. But Kemp Yellowjacket quarterback Jeremy Quick completed a 29-yard pass to James Trim to keep the drive alive. Three plays later Josh Carr put Kemp ahead for good as Kemp defeated the Wildcats 24-20.

The Wildcats had taken a 20-17 lead with just over six minutes remaining in the game on a 59-yard touchdown run by Travis Gibson. Gibson took a handoff and darted through a hole in the middle of the line and out raced the Kemp defenders to the end zone. Colby Hoover tacked the point-after kick for the 3-point lead.

Six minutes, however, was too much time to leave on the clock for the Yellowjackets.

Starting at their own 43-yard line, Kemp picked up a pair of first downs to move the football to the Rains 30 yard line. Then Rains defense stiffened and drove Kemp backward to the Rains 41-yard line with time ticking down. Trim managed to out jump the Rains secondary for the 29-yard completion and Kemp ground out the remaining yards and time for the winning score.

Gibson finished the game leading the Wildcats with 91 yards on eight carries. He scored all three of the Wildcats' touchdowns. His first touchdown was a 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter which gave Rains a 6-3 halftime lead. His second touchdown was a 17-yard touchdown run which gave Rains a 13-10 lead with 2:11 remaining in the third quarter.

Marshall finished the game completing 9 of 14 passes for 132 yards. Hoover was his leading receiver with three catches for 71 yards.

Friday night Rains will try to pick up their first win of the season when they host the Brownsboro Bears at Wildcat Stadium.

Rains-Community, Stats

Rains0677-20

Kemp30714-24

First Quarter

Kemp - Bryan Fivecoat 31-yard field goal, :051

Second Quarter

Rains - Travis Gibson 4 run (kick failed), 0:54

Third Quarter

Kemp - Josh Carr 4 run (Fivecoat kick), 5:48

Rains - Gibson 17 run (Colby Hoover kick), 2:11

Fourth Quarter

Kemp - Jeremy Quick 1 run (Fivecoat kick), 9:19

Rains - Gibson 59 run (Hoover kick), 6:05

Kemp - Carr 1 run (Fivecoat kick), 0:39

TEAM STATS

Kemp Rains

First downs1724

Rushes-yards31-13548-248

Passing yards132126

Total yards267378

Comp-Att-Int9-14-07-17-0

Punts-Avg3-342-36.5

Penalties-yards4-353-25

Fumbles-lost5-33-1

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