High school football: Bellaire takes overtime win over Travis
Bellaire and Travis went head-to-head for 60 minutes of high school football, with Bellaire finally prevailing 33-27 in overtime over the home squad at Butler Stadium on Friday, Sept. 7.
Travis had a 14-0 lead until late in the second quarter, but Bellaire managed to find the end zone twice in the last 4:30 of the half. Travis kept the lead until the final 40 seconds of regulation, when Bellaire scored a touchdown and converted the two-point play to force overtime.
The Cardinals are now 1-1 on the season, giving coach Trey Hermann his first win of the young season.
Quarterback Trevon Smith was only 3-for-9 for 95 yards, but all three receptions resulted in touchdowns. Smith also carried the ball 18 times for 136 yards.
Denzel Evans added 113 yards on 17 attempts and found the end zone twice.
Overall, Bellaire totaled 320 yards, while Travis came away with 287. Bellaire was penalized 12 times for 112 yards, while Travis was flagged nine times for 80 yards. Each team fumbled once.
The Cardinals will look to keep the winning going when they host Manvel on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.
Travis is now 0-1 and will look to turn things around for coach Randy Cunningham when it hosts Seven Lakes on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
Tigers quarterback Marshall could muster only 74 yards on 8-for-58 passing.
Darius Bowen rushed for 112 yards on 16 carries. He also found the end zone twice.
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