Aucilla’s Austin Bishop scrambled for a 35-yard touchdown run with just 39.6 seconds left in the game to give the Warriors a 36-33 win over Munroe at Corry Field Friday night.
Bishop’s run lifted Aucilla to the win after the visitors had trailed the entire game.
It also gave the Warriors the Fourth Annual Interstate Rivalry Trophy after they erased a 33-12-halftime deficit.
Munroe built that deficit by using big play scoring that included a 64-yard Jalyn Lewis touchdown reception-run from Will Harris on the game’s first offensive play, a 75-yard kick-off return score by Lewis, a 35-yard touchdown scamper by Myles Edwards, and a 91-yard touchdown hook-up pass from Harris to Lewis.
The Bobcats also got a 4-yard touchdown run from Daniel Winburn in building the first half lead.
That lead dissipated in the second half due mostly to the pass receiving of Aucilla’s Timmy Burris who caught 10 balls for 168 yards.
Burris had a touchdown in those receptions, and Casey Demott had two touchdown receptions.
Lewis had 155 receiving yards with his two touchdowns and had over 250 all-purpose yards with receiving and kick returns.
The loss left Munroe with a 3-2 record. The Bobcats will host Oak hall out of Gainesville Friday night at Corry in a 7:30 PM game.
LIBERTY COUNTY OVERTAKES WEST GADSDEN
Thanks to a long kick-off touchdown return by Antonio Murphy and a field goal and extra point by Israel Grande, the West Gadsden Panthers led Liberty County 10-7 as the fourth quarter started in Bristol Friday night.
The home-standing Bulldogs scored two touchdowns in that fourth quarter to take a 21-10 District 4-A win that dropped the West Gadsden record to 4-2 for the year.
Micha McCaskill got one of the Liberty County touchdowns on a quarterback sneak and Ben Beckwith scored the other on an eight-yard run, lifting the Bulldogs mark to 5-1.
This week West Gadsden will travel to Chipley for a Friday night game.