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Final 29-point push not enough to put Tigers over top

Minden, Nev. — The Douglas Tigers scored 29 unanswered points over the final 11 minutes Friday night, only to come up short on the short end of a 47-42 score against Damonte Ranch.

Quarterback Hunter Hickey threw two of his four touchdown passes in the final 2 minutes, 20 seconds as the Tigers rallied from a 47-13 deficit to make it close at the end during the Sierra League contest at Keith Roman Field.

Douglas (1-1 league, 3-4 overall) had an opportunity to go for the win with 1:10 showing on the clock, but was unable to convert the onside kick attempt.

Hickey threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Alex Harker with 2:20 left to play and after the Tigers recovered an onside kick, the junior threw a 10-yard scoring pass to tight end Reagan Roberson.

Will Williams ignited the comeback with an 81-yard kick return for a touchdown as the Tigers cut their deficit to 47-20. Dawson Coman followed with a 48-yard touchdown run with 7:02 showing on the clock.

On the other hand, Damonte Ranch quarterback Cade McNamara threw five touchdown passes to help stake the Mustangs to their early lead. The sophomore threw scoring passes of 71 and 35 yards to Dru Jacobs in the second quarter. Thomas Wright caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from McNamara to make it 47-13 on the third play of the fourth quarter.

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Cameron Sandoval ran for two touchdowns for the Mustangs, including a 71-yard dash to open the scoring in the first quarter.

Damonte Ranch 47, Douglas 42

Damonte 7-21-12- 7 — 47

Douglas 0-13- 0-29 — 42

First quarter

DR — Sandoval 71 run (Van der Wal kick), 6:03

Second quarter

DR — Jacobs 74 pass from McNamara (Van der Wal kick), 11:30

D — Brown 30 pass from Hickey (Gurule kick), 9:02

DR — Jacobs 35 pass from McNamara (Van der Wal kick), 7:34

DR — Sandoval 3 run (Van der Wal kick), 1:24

D — Brown 13 pass from Hickey (kick blocked), :22

Third quarter

DR — Van der Wal 29 pass from McNamara (run failed), 9:37

DR — Dunithan 11 pass from McNamara (kick blocked), 1:57

Fourth quarter

DR — Wright 41 pass from McNamara (Van der Wal kick), 11:04

D — Williams 81 kick return (Brown kick), 10:46

D — Coman 48 run (Hickey run), 7:02

D — Harker 19 pass from Hickey (Brown kick), 2:20

D — Roberson 10 pass from Hickey (Brown kick), 1:10