Hays fends off Del Valle 24-21

DEL VALLE – A go-ahead 23-yard field goal by senior kicker Thomas Skrovan in the waining seconds Friday sealed the deal for the Hays football team in a thrilling 24-21 win over the Del Valle Cardinals.

Hays trailed 14-13 early in the second frame, but responded with a one-yard touchdown run by quarterback Durand Hill with 23 seconds before intermission. Hays led Del Valle 21-14 at halftime and maintained its lead through the third quarter.

But Del Valle rallied early in the final frame with a touchdown pass to tie the score at 21-21.

However, Hays countered with a six-plus minute fourth quarter drive aided by a pair of critical fourth down conversions, one via a Cardinal penalty. That drive led to a 23-yard field goal by Skrovan, giving Hays a 24-21 lead.

Hays’ defense, which notched several critical stands during the contest, ended Del Valle’s final comeback attempt with an interception by Boudoin in the final seconds.

Hays returns home Nov. 27 when they host Bowie in the regular season finale at Bob Shelton Stadium.

District 26-6A Standings

Westlake 6-0
Lake Travis 5-0
Hays 4-2
Austin 3-3
Bowie 3-3
Del Valle 2-4
Akins 0-5
San Marcos 0-6

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