Skeeters Varsity Football battle the Raiders!

The Mesquite Skeeter Varsity boys football team took on the Tyler Lee Raiders in Friday nights game at Hanby Stadium in a thrilling game.

The Skeeters game into the game looking to change their luck after a narrow loss to John Tyler in last Fridays game.

As the game began the Skeeters dominated the 1st quarter putting up 14 points on the board and only allowing Lee to get 1 touchdown on the board.

The 2nd quarter was much more dynamic with the Skeeters putting up another 14 points on the board and Tyler Lee battling back and adding 21 points of their own.

As halftime came the score was Mesquite 28, Tyler Lee 28.

Tyler Lee took a more dominate stance in the game during the 3rd quarter by putting 14 points up and only allowing the Skeeters to add one touchdown to their effort.

The 4th quarter was thrilling, with both teams adding 14 points onto the board leaving the game 56-49 with Tyler Lee in the lead and 1 minute 34 seconds left on the clock. As the Skeeters took what would most likely be their last possession Quarterback, Anthony Tennison, was prepared to lead his team on one final drive.

With a spectacular catch from Running Back, Chance Fisher the Skeeters were on the 4 yard line with 36 seconds left on the clock. With one tough push, Fisher was into the endzone and the Skeeters had the decision to kick the tying field goal or go for the instant win by going for two.

Mesquite decided to put their chances in fate and go for the instant win on a handoff to Fisher who pounded into the endzone for the two-point conversion.

The game ended Mesquite 57, Tyler Lee 56.

The Skeeters face Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath this Friday at 7:30.

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