Four quarters wasn’t enough for the Lehman Lobos and Marble Falls Mustangs Friday to settle the score in a thrilling back-and-forth season opening affair.
But a last-minute, late game surge allowed Marble Falls to escape with a narrow 28-27 overtime win at Bob Shelton Stadium.
Lehman (0-1) built a 21-7 lead late in the fourth frame, guided by the play of its offense which was carried by running backs Robert Vasquez and Joey Mojica. The duo combined for all three of Lehman’s touchdowns during regulation.
Backing up the Lobo offense was a defense that forced three total turnovers on the night and limited Marble Falls to meager gains on the ground.
Marble Falls, however, recovered and stormed back to score 14 unanswered points in the final four minutes, tying the game at 21-21 and sending the contest into overtime.
After Marble Falls scored on its opening overtime possession, Lehman bounced back with a short touchdown run by Vasquez, who finished with three total touchdowns on the night.
Lehman attempted to go for two points to win the game, but the try was unsuccessful.
The Lobos return home Oct. 30 when they host Johnson High in the first meeting between the two in-district programs.