Nov 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.
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.
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