Westfield takes down Cy Ranch in battle of the Mustangs, moves on to third round
Cy Ranch and Westfield met for the first time ever in the battle of the Mustangs. The meeting didn’t disappoint.
Westfield (11-1, 7-0) beat Cy Ranch (11-1, 8-0) 24-17 in overtime, Saturday, Nov. 24, at Thorne Stadium in the Division II Region 2 Area round.
Westfield will face Mesquite Horn next week in the region semifinals.
In overtime, Rayshawn James scored on a 17-yard run to give Westfield a one-touchdown lead.
Needing an answer, quarterback Logan McDougald’s pick on fourth-and-2 sealed the win for Westfield.
Malachai Jones’ 30-yard one-handed catch, in the back of the end zone, from Ra’Quon Washington gave Westfield an early 7-0 lead.
An interception by Rance McInnis gave Cy Ranch the ball, then McDougald scored on a 1-yard run, after Westfield was called for two defensive holding penalties.
The game was tied 7-7 at halftime.
David Alvarenga’s 33-yard field goal made it 10-7 with 7:05 left in the third quarter after Dyllon Peavy’s 74-yard interception return put the offense at the Cy Ranch 6-yard line.
After a turnover by Washington, Willie Eldridge scored on a 1-yard run to give Cy Ranch a 14-10 lead early in the fourth quarter.
Washington’s 27-yard pass to James put Westfield on top 17-14 with 8:24 left in the game.
Austin Rychlik’s 20-yard field goal tied it at 17 with five minutes remaining. CJ Hardy’s 64-yard catch set up the score.
Rychlik had a chance to win it with four seconds left but came out short on a 37-yard field goal attempt.
Westfield beat Klein 10-6, Nov. 16, at Leonard George Stadium in the Bi-District round.
Westfield will face Mesquite Horn in the 6A Division II Region 2 semifinals at 7 p.m. next Friday at Sam Houston State’s Bowers Stadium in Huntsville.