The Crowell Wildcats defeated the Garden City Bearcats 94-86 on Monday in a weather-postponed game. So if you had the under at 179, you lost! The two teams combined for an incredible 1339 yards of total offense – and that is on an 80 yard field playing 10 minute quarters.
Crowell kept its dream of a third consecutive state Class A Championship alive. The scoring started slowly with the game tied at 8-8 after the first quarter. Garden City led by 2 at halftime, but the Wildcats ran wild scoring 56 points in the second and third quarters. Garden City attempted a comeback of their own with a 40 point fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the powerful Crowell attack. The game wasn’t finally decided until Garden City failed to convert an onside kick with 49 seconds left.
Crowell will move on to the state semifinals against the 13-0 Borden Coyotes. The Wildcats lost to Borden 58-48 in the first game of the season, so Crowell will be looking to avenge their early season loss and return to the State Championship game. Somewhere, the ghost of Dick Todd is smiling.
TheUSDaily has game highlights.