AUSTIN – Fourteen unanswered third quarter points gave the Akins Eagles enough separation to edge the Lehman Lobos in a 40-28 season-ending slugfest Thursday at Burger Stadium.
Lehman (1-9, 0-8) couldn’t corral Eagles running back Nate Davis who accrued 245 rushing yards on 26 carries and a career-high six touchdowns.
Akins (2-8, 1-7) led 6-0 after a quarter before the Lobos countered with a three-yard touchdown run by running back Keyshaun Williams. A successful extra point gave the Lobos a 7-6 lead early in the first frame.
After both teams traded scores, Lehman responded with a six play, 49-yard drive capped off with a one yard touchdown run by Williams, giving the Lobos a 21-20 lead at halftime. Williams rushed for 196 yards on 27 carries and a career-high three touchdowns.
However, the Eagles exploded out of the halftime break by converting its first two drives of the second half into touchdowns. Those two scores, along with a successful two-point conversion, gave Akins a 34-21 advantage.
Lehman battled back midway through the fourth frame when quarterback Joey Guajardo tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to running back Kanui Guidry, cutting Akins’ lead to 34-28.
But Akins responded on the very next drive with a 42-yard touchdown run by Davis to ice the game.
Guajardo went 10 of 25 passing for 106 yards and a score, while Guidry rushed for 56 yards on 12 carries. Lobo wide receiver Elijah Reyes caught three passes for 49 yards, while Guidry also caught three passes for 30 yards and a score.