Shannon’s 3 TDs lift Seguin past Dripping Springs in OT
SEGUIN — The Seguin Matadors beat the Dripping Springs Tigers in overtime, 42-39, thanks to Darien Shannon’s three rushing touchdowns — including the game-winner.
Seguin (6-2) scored first on a 24-yard pass from quarterback Anthony Gonzalez to receiver Jordan Parker nidway through the first quarter.
A sack on fourth down by Dripping Springs linebacker Hayden Dahl led to the Tigers’ first touchdown, a 25-yard pass from quarterback Tanner Prewit to Ty Kaatz on the first play of the second quarter to tie it at seven.
Shannon capped another Seguin scoring drive with a 7-yard run, but a blocked point-after attempt made the score 13-7 midway through the second.
After a good return by Kaatz that got the Tigers near midfield, he caught a 31-yard pass that got Dripping Springs (6-3) to the 11-yard line. Running back Curtis Cox scored on an 11-yard touchdown run on his first carry to give the Tigers a 14-13 lead.
Seguin retook the lead on a 25-yard field goal by Luke Deleon, then added a 39-yard touchdown catch-and-run by running back Jacob Berkley on a pass from Gonzalez. A second blocked PAT gave the Matadors a 22-14 halftime lead.
Seguin capped a 4-minute, 40-second drive with a 15-yard pass from Gonzalez to Parker to take a 29-14 lead halfway through the third.
A 35-yard catch by Tigers receiver Cameron O’Banan set up Prewit for a 3-yard touchdown run to cut the Matadors’ lead to 29-21 heading into the fourth.
The Tigers then scored on a 6-yard pass from Prewit to O’Banan, and then tied the game at 29 with a 2-point conversion on a pass from Prewit to Parker Alford. The Matadors responded with a quick scoring drive that ended on a 3-yard run by Shannon to give Seguin a 36-29 lead with eight minutes left.
Dripping Springs responded almost immediately with Prewit finding Alford for a 59-yard touchdown on the first play of the ensuing drive. Regulation ended tied at 36.
The Tigers got the ball first and scored on their drive, a 38-yard field goal by Coleman Chapman, to take a 39-36 lead. Shannon’s 14-yard touchdown run sealed the victory for Seguin.