By ROB LUDWIG / Special To The Corsicana Sun —
KILGORE — Javelle Allen threw his fourth touchdown pass of the game as time expired, pushing Kilgore to a 37-31 victory over Navarro on Saturday at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium.
Allen completed touchdown passes in every quarter, his final going for 40 yards to Louis Daily after Navarro had called time out with 9.8 seconds remaining. Allen’s scoring pass to Louis Daily capped a 74-yard drive in 26 seconds without benefit of a Kilgore timeout.
It also ruined a remarkable comeback by Navarro, which drove 65 yards in the final two minutes for the tying score. Ke’Aun Kinner bolted into the end zone from 16 yards out on a pass from Carson Earp to close the 10-play drive at the :31 mark.
Up to that point, Navarro trailed the entire game. Kilgore scored on the first play of the game as Corey Davis scored from 68 yards. Navarro countered with a 28-yardfield goal from Carlos Macias. Kilgore scored on its next drive as Allen and Daily hooked up from 15 yards for a 14-3 Kilgore lead after one period.
Navarro closed the game to 21-17 at the half as Xavier Turner and Earp scored on touchdown runs of 4 and 18 yards, respectively. Kilgore answered with a 12-yard scoring pass from Allen to Eddie Smith.
Kilgore extended its lead in the third quarter to 28-17 as Allen found tight end Chris Chumley from 20 yards on third and long. Kinner cut that lead back down to one possession with a 26-yard scoring run.
Kilgore made it a seven-point lead early in the fourth quarter when Luis Sanchez banged home a 44-yard field goal.
Kilgore 37, Navarro 31
Navarro 3 14 7 7 — 31
Kilgore 14 7 7 9 — 37
K: Corey Davis 68 run (Luis Sanchez kick)
N: Carlos Macias 28 FG
K: Louis Daily 15 pass from Javelle Allen (Luis Sanchez kick)
N: Xavier Turner 4 run (Carlos Macias kick)
K: Eddie Smith 12 pass from Javelle Allen (Luis Sanchez kick)
N: Carson Earp 17 run (Carlos Macias kick)
K: Chris Chumley 20 pass from Javelle Allen (Luis Sanchez kick)
N: Ke’Aun Kinner 26 run (Carlos Macias kick)
K: Luis Sanchez 44 FG
N: Ke’Aun Kinner 16 pass from Carson Earp (Carlos Macias kick)
K: Louis Daily 40 pass from Javelle Allen
Yardstick N K
First Downs 26 23
By Rush 16 10
By Pass 9 10
By Penalty 1 3
Rush-yards 57-302 43-224
Passing yards 147 319
C-A-I 17-33-1 17-39-1
Fumbles-lost 1-0 2-0
Punts-avg. 7-36 6-41
Penalties 13-130 15-145
3rd Down 9-19 8-18
4th Down 2-2 1-1
Rushing —N: Ke’Aun Kinner 31-137, Xavier Turner 17-81, Carson Earp 9-84. K: Javelle Allen 14-34, Eddie Smith 11-50, Corey Davis 16-136, Keevan Aldridge 1-2, Averion Hurts 1-2.
Passing — N: Earp 17-33-1-147. K: Allen 17-38-1-319; Hurts 0-1-0-0.
Receiving — N: Edwin Mims 3-14, Zach Berryman 2-31, JaBryce Taylor 5-45, Del’Michael High 2-24, Kinner 2-14, Turner 3-19: K: Dequann Ruffin 3-43, Patrick Brown 1-14, Louis Daily 7-142, Davis 1-11, Jeremiah Baines 2-68, Smith 1-12, Chris Chumley 1-20, Fonzale Davis 1-9.
SWJCFC Scores Saturday, September 27
Kilgore 37, Navarro 31
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 16, Arkansas Baptist 14
Tyler 61, Cisco 38
Trinity Valley 63, Southeast Prep 26