CANYON, Texas — Senior Caleb Christian’s second touchdown of the game, a 3-yard run with 5:16 remaining, rallied Farwell to a 28-21 victory over District 3-1A Division II rival Bovina on Friday in a Class 1A Division II regional semifinal game at Kimbrough Stadium.
Christian also ran for the 2-point conversion as the Steers (11-1) erased a 21-20 deficit in the seesaw game. Farwell meets district rival Springlake-Earth (12-1), a 35-20 winner on Friday over Plains, in the regional final at 7 p.m. (CST) Friday at Lowrey Field in Lubbock.
Until Christian’s touchdown, all of the scoring had come in the second quarter. After Christian’s first TD snapped a 7-7 tie, the Mustangs (7-6) took a 21-14 lead on an 80-yard kickoff return by senior Desmond Fox and a fumble recovery in the end zone by junior Gerardo Ortiz, the latter with 1:30 to go in the half.
Farwell drove 80 yards in eight plays in just over a minute and scored with 29 seconds left in the half on a 26-yard pass from senior quarterback Landry Actkinson to senior running back Lincoln Devault, but Devault’s PAT kick was wide.
Devault scored on a 3-yard run early in the second quarter, but Fox tied it for Bovina on a 2-yard run after a pass interception by senior linebacker Andrew Marrufo.
Wall 39, Muleshoe 28 — At Lubbock, the Mules were eliminated in a third-round loss at the hands of the Hawks, who rode the strong play of senior twins Brett and Brent Rasberry.
Brett Rasberry completed 4-of-4 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 124 yards and a score and returned an interception for a crucial touchdown early in the final period. Brent Rasberry rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and also caught a pass for 47 yards.
Senior Cooper Washington rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns for the Mules (10-2), and completed 18-of-31 passes for 225 yards with touchdown passes of 14 and 10 yards to junior Ryan DeLeon in the fourth quarter.
Washington’s 36-yard run put the Mules in front 7-0 with just over three minutes gone, but the Hawks (12-1) blanked them the rest of the half and opened a 22-7 margin on Dustin Droll’s 6-yard run with 1:05 to go until halftime.
Washington’s 3-yard run just over a minute into the third quarter pulled Muleshoe closer, but Brent Rasberry scored on a 14-yard run midway through the period before Brett Rasberry’s 52-yard interception return with 9:40 left made it 36-14.