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Southern Durham rally falls short in 28-26 loss to Hoggard

Posted October 31, 2012
Updated November 3, 2012

— Southern Durham fell behind early and the hole proved to be too much as their rally fell short against Hoggard in the first round of the state playoffs Friday, 28-26.

Hoggard vs. Southern Durham (Nov. 2, 2012) Slideshow: Hoggard vs. Southern Durham (Nov. 2, 2012)

Southern Durham's hole began being dug early as a Kendall Hinton pass was intercepted at the 15-yard lineby Tailepeaua Apisa who returned it 71 yards down to the 14-yard line. From there Sheldon Cooper scored to give Hoggard a 7-0 lead.

Apisa intercepted a second Hinton pass later in the game.

On the next Southern Durham drive, Hinton found his own receivers hands, but Maurice Trowell took a big hit over the middle and fumbled the ball back to the Vikings.

Cooper scored two more times to stretch the Vikings lead to 21-0 early in the second quarter but was forced from the game with a foot injury.

Then Southern Durham (6-5, 5-2 PAC 6) began to stake a comeback. Down 21-7 in the third quarter, the Spartans cut the lead again as William Cameron hauled in a Hinton pass down the seam for a 57-yard  score and suddenly it was 21-14.

Southern Durham scored again to get even closer as Hinton found Derrick Mason in the endzone for a 16-yard score. A failed PAT left things 21-20.

Hoggard, however, recorded the insurance tally on a 4th and 1 play from the 13 as quarterback Christian Poveramo kept and scored to make the game 28-20.

Southern Durham was not done in the final seconds. With the clock showing 29 seconds and facing a 3rd and goal, Hinton completed a touchdown pass to Kameron Johnson. Forced to go for two for the tie, Hinton's pass was incomplete and Hoggard held on for the 28-26 win.

Hoggard vs. Southern Durham (Nov. 2, 2012) Hoggard vs. Southern Durham (Nov. 2, 2012)

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