Goldthwaite falls 1 yard short in 22-15 bi-district loss to Forsan – Brownwood News

The Goldthwaite Eagles came up a yard short in their bid for a major upset Friday night in the Class 2A Division I football playoffs.

The No. 10-ranked Forsan Buffaloes held off underdog Goldthwaite 22-15 in a Class 2A DI bidistrict game at Gordon Wood Stadium as Nate Her…….

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The Goldthwaite Eagles came up a yard short in their bid for a major upset Friday night in the Class 2A Division I football playoffs.

The No. 10-ranked Forsan Buffaloes held off underdog Goldthwaite 22-15 in a Class 2A DI bidistrict game at Gordon Wood Stadium as Nate Hernandez scored the game-winning touchdown on a 5-yard run with 11:56 remaining. The Buffaloes then stopped the Eagles’ final drive at the 1-yard line with 1:42 to play.

I’ve been on the varsity for four years for a lot of tough losses, so this feels great. We just want to keep on going,” said Forsan senior quarterback Major Stockton, who scored on a 10-yard run and threw a 62-yard touchdown pass to Josh Cervantes.

The Buffaloes (10-1) will play No. 6-ranked New Deal (10-1) in next week’s area playoff game.

Goldthwaite, a 25-point underdog by Harris Ratings Weekly, finished 5-6 and is still seeking its first playoff win since 2015.

After Hernandez scored on a 5-yard run and added a two-point conversion run that gave Forsan its 22-15 lead, Goldthwaite went on a methodical 10-minute drive with its run-oriented Slot-T offense.

Goldthwaite converted three times on fourth down during the 18-play drive – including quarterback Jackson Patrick’s 2-yard run and his 27-yard pass to Luke Sanderson. The Eagles also converted a fourth down by drawing the Buffaloes offside at their 12.

From the 7, though, the Buffaloes’ defense stopped the Eagles. On third-and-2, linebacker Grant Roman stopped Patrick for a 2-yard loss. On fourth-and-4, Patrick fumbled at the 1, and Forsan’s Ernesto Rivera recovered with 1:42 left.

Forsan ran out the clock from there.

I was just trying to do my part for the team and help the seniors win in their last season,” Roman said. “I guess we had a little more fight left in us than they did there at the end. In a situation like that, it’s either go hard or go home.”

Goldthwaite constantly kept the ball for long drives, but three trips into the red zone produced just one touchdown. The Eagles ran 57 offensive plays to the Buffaloes’ 38, and Goldthwaite outgained Forsan 308-279 in total yardage.

We had the ball one time for three plays the whole first quarter. I knew their Slot-T was going to be a challenge to deal with because you can’t simulate it in practice,” Phillips said of Goldthwaite. “They used a lot of clock tonight, and we’re not used to seeing that. I was proud of our guys for hanging in there.

We’ve been a better second-half team all year. Our guys really respond to the adjustments we make at halftime, and they did that again tonight.”

Trailing 9-7 at the half, Forsan scored on its third play from scrimmage in the second half. The flow of the third-and-8 play went to the right, but receiver Josh Cervantes slipped out to the left and was wide open for a 62-yard catch-and-run touchdown that gave the Buffaloes a 14-9 lead.

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