MOORE - Eisenhower and Moore should have played a four-minute game instead of bothering with the other 44 minutes.
The final two minutes of each half provided enough drama to last the entire night.
Moore used a late first-half surge to break a 14-14 tie, then carried that momentum into the second half and dominated the next 22 minutes, leading 38-14 with two minutes left. Ike then managed to score two touchdowns, get the 2-point conversion both times and recover the onside kick both times. The Eagles had the ball on the Moore 46-yard line with 44 seconds left, when another touchdown/two-point combo would have sent the game into overtime.
There wasn't quite enough magic left in Eisenhower's tank, however, as the Lions forced four straight incompletions on their way to a 38-30 victory Friday night in a District 6A-3 contest at Moore Stadium. The loss drops the Eagles to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in district play.
"What a tremendous effort by our guys to have a chance there at the end," Ike head coach Boone Copeland said. "They knew we were going to onside it both times, and we went in there and got the football both times. We got hot and hit some big plays, which we are capable of doing. We had every opportunity to just lay down and die, and we didn't do it."
Although the Eagles nearly pulled off a miracle at the end, the game's deciding plays happened just before and after halftime.