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Crosby outlasts Barbers Hill 30-26

CROSBY — With just over a minute left in regulation, the Crosby Cougars came from behind to beat the Barbers Hill Eagles 30-26 Friday at Cougar Stadium.

Down 26-24 with 2:39 left to play the Cougars took their final possession and used a combination of running and pass plays to get back to their Red Zone. The Cougars also benefited from a 15-yard penalty levied against Barbers Hill.

Taking the handoff at the 18-yard line Forrest Tyler scored his third touchdown of the night to secure the win for Crosby.

Tyler had 97 yards rushing on 18 carries.

The Cougars are now 4-3, 4-1 in district placing them in good position for the playoffs. The Eagles fell to 2-5, 2-3 in district.

The Cougars took control early, going 93 yards in seven plays on their first possession.

Tyler, who was filling in for an injured Chance Casey, ended the drive with a oneyard touchdown run.

The Eagles came right back with a 72-yard drive highlighted by Tony Carmona’s 60-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Pagan. Carmona was 11 of 22 for 200 yards. He also rushed for a team-high 73 yards.

The two schools then traded touchdowns again with Tyler scoring another one-yard touchdown and Carmona running the ball in from the 18-yard line.

At halftime the two teams were locked at 14 points each.

In the third quarter the Cougars pulled ahead when San Fowler nailed a 42-yard field goal. The Eagles then took their first lead of the night on Carmona’s 10 yard TD run.

The seesaw battle continued in the fourth quarter with Xavier Frank taking a 35-yrd pass from Dominic Merka into the endzone. Merka passed for 224 yards on 19 completions. He also rushed for 109 yards.

This gave Crosby a 24-20 lead.

Carmona pulled Barbers Hill back into the lead with 2:39 left to play on a one-yard touchdown run.

Crosby will play at Galena Park on Friday while Barbers Hill will meet North Forest in their homecoming game on Halloween night.