By BLAKE WOOD
The Bowie Jackrabbits looked to keep a glimmer of light on their playoff chances Friday as they traveled to Ponder to take on the Lions.
However after leading through most of the game, the Jackrabbits would fall to 1-8 and 0-4 in district after a 24-20 loss.
The loss was Bowie’s second in district play when leading up until the two-minute mark in the fourth quarter.
“I feel like the team did some things well,” said head coach Dylan Stark. “We just couldn’t finish them off. We couldn’t make the big play.”
All of the scoring occurred in the second act of both halves.
Bowie gained the lead in the second quarter courtesy of a 17-yard rushing touchdown by Carter Shackelford.
The first half ended with Bowie up 14-12. However, after Trace Hardee connected with Chase Hall from 15 yards out, the tide changed.
Ponder’s Brady Anderson made two big plays in the fourth, a one-yard touchdown run and a five-yard passing TD to give Ponder the lead. Ponder’s Brady Anderson made two big plays in the fourth, a one-yard touchdown run and a five-yard passing TD to give Ponder the lead. Read more in the mid-week Bowie News.
Friday Night Lights
What: Paradise at Bowie
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Jackrabbit Stadium.
Ticket prices: $5 for adults and students.
Why it’s important: Bowie looks to end the season on a strong note with a Senior Night win.
Chase Hall (11), shown here during a September game against Pottsboro at Jackrabbit Stadium, recorded a pair of touchdown receptions from Trace Hardee during this past Friday’s 24-20 loss at Ponder. (News file photo by Eric Viccaro)