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Deer Park Senior Rams fall to Cowboys in OT 7-0

September 30, 2018

They may never have scored, but at least they never went backwards during one of their possessions.

That is until they decided to do it at the worst possible time.

In a dramatic overtime session, the Deer Park Senior Rams drifted further away from the end zone, allowing the La Porte Cowboys and their score in overtime to claim a 7-0 victory at Clyde Abshier Stadium.

La Porte got first crack at the end zone from the 20-yard line and the Cowboys found their winning points in just two plays despite a 10-yard holding call.

The team was saddled with a second down and 21 situation but that’s when Tyron Coleman, Jr. busted loose, using his quickness to run down the left side untouched for the winning points. Coleman then tacked on the PAT.

The Rams, in their one crack at a tying score, were whistled for a five-yard penalty, a negative one-yard pass completion and a fumble in the shotgun formation when the ball went through the quarterback’s hands. The Rams recovered, but found themselves on the 30-yard line where a fourth-down pass play fell incomplete.

Thanks to the Cowboys owning control of the football for the entire third quarter, the Rams were on offense just four times during the four quarters.

Their best possession was their second one when the team bridged the first and second quarters with a 12-play drive.

On the seventh play, Rams quarterback Andrew Ramos went deep and found a wide open Aidan Pena-Weed sprinting for the end zone. It was a perfect pass but Pena-Weed couldn’t pull the ball in and the Cowboys were thanking the football gods for their fortunate break.

Moments later, Ramos, who rushed for 71 yards, would take matters into his own hands and ramble 28 yards into Cowboys territory at the 34, but that’s where the drive stalled.

The Cowboys’ best shot at scoring came on their first possession. A 45-yard run by Aidan Singletary deposited the team on the Rams’ 10-yard line.

But the Rams defense staged a great goal-line stand. On fourth down from the one, the Cowboys met a brick wall. That’s when the Rams took over on their own two and went on their 12-play drive.

The Cowboys also threatened in the fourth quarter, starting a new series of downs from the Rams 16. But on third down, a high pitchout led to a fumble and a six-yard loss.

In that third-quarter possession that chewed up the entire quarter, the Cowboys stayed on the ground for 11 straight plays before an incomplete pass turned the ball over on downs.

The Rams fell to 2-5 for the season and their TIFI postseason chances are now hanging by a thread. The team dropped to 0-2 on this five-game homestand. Last week, the team lost to the Pasadena Bears 32-6.

ravery@hcnonline.com

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