By ERIC VICCARO
The final minute of a football game played on Nov. 13 provided the greatest sports story of the year in The Bowie News.
Brandon Hutto received a seal block from teammates Tilghman Parr and Jared Roberts, and he scampered in the end zone on a short touchdown run.
Carter Shackelford added a two-point conversion run, meaning Clyde would need a touchdown to win. Defensive back Chase Hall knocked down Bulldog quarterback Tanner Riley’s desperation pass, and the Jackrabbits earned their first playoff victory in 34 years by a 44-40 count.
In 1981, the cost of a dozen eggs was about 89 cents, today those eggs cost triple. And Ronald Reagan had just taken over the presidency from Jimmy Carter.
Bowie head football coach Dylan Stark called it “a special night, it’s been a long time. It took a lot of hard work.”
In the victory over Clyde, Bowie totaled 521 yards, and Hutto had 208 of those yards on 25 carries.
The Jackrabbits lost on Nov. 19 to Shallowater; however, Bowie finished the season 6-6 and a group of seniors set a precedent others must follow in the years to come. Read more in The Bowie News.
Bowie football players hoist the bi-district championship trophy after a 44-40 victory over Clyde on Nov. 13 at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. This was the Jackrabbits’ first playoff win in more than three decades. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)