Football: Mitchell 28, Gulf 21



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Fri. November 8, 2013 | Tim Porson

TRINITY — Gulf ended its  20-game losing streak last week, and looked to keep the  momentum going against  Mitchell on Friday but came up just short, falling 28-21.

Buccaneers  quarterback Avery Welch connected with Montavious Reed on a 54-yard pass on the first play from scrimmage. Reed capped  the drive four  plays later with a 7-yard rush to give Gulf a  7-0 lead.

Mustangs running back Nate Boler tied  the game with a 1-yard score with six  minutes left in the first quarter.

With just less than six  minutes left in the second quarter, a miscommunication  resulted in a mishandled snap by Welch, and  Mitchell linebacker  Connor Murchie scooped up the ball and returned it 62 yards to set up  first and goal from the Gulf 4-yard line.  Quarterback Taylor Schneider stuffed  it in from the 1  for the 14-7 halftime lead.

Mitchell (6-4) extended its  lead  on the opening drive of the second half when Boler added  his second of three scores .

Gulf (1-9) did everything it  could to crawl back into the game, pulling  within seven  when backup quarterback Morgan Smith connected with Deandre Hopkins from 15 yards .

The Mustangs went back up by 14 with 5:18 remaining  when Boler took the ball 51 yards for his third  score . He  finished  with 188 yards on 25 carries .

Smith  connected with  Reed from 43 yards for his second touchdown pass  of the half but it was not enough for Gulf to close the season on a winning streak.


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