Game Recap: Rockwall-59 Lake Travis-35
Rockwall wasn’t exactly the most hospitable host as the Yellowjackets and Lake Travis battled it out on Friday night. For the 1st half, it was a back-and-forth affair. But Rockwall pulled away in the 2nd half and won easily 59-35.
A Battle Back and Forth
Both teams swapped touchdowns in the first quarter. Cavaliers QB Bo Edmundson threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Isaac Norris for an early 7-0 lead. But Rockwall answered right back with a 4-yard touchdown run by Lake Bennett to tie the game 7-7 at the end of the 1st quarter.
Rockwall QB Braedyn Locke started off the 2nd quarter with a 75-yard touchdown pass to Noble Johnson to put the Yellowjackets up 14-7.
Lake Travis kept up the pace, with Derrick Johnson racing for a 56-yard touchdown run. Not to be outdone, Rockwall’s RB Zach Hernandez took off on a 75-yard TD run to put Rockwall ahead 21-14. Edmundson answered by tossing a 12-yard touchdown pass again to Isaac Norris to tie the game at 21-21.
Later in the 2nd quarter, Rockwall intercepted an Edmundson pass at their own 31-yard line. On the next play, Locke found Noble Johnson for a 69-yard TD pass to take a 28-21 lead.
Norris added a 4-yard TD run to tie the game at 28-28. Rockwall countered with a field goal to take a 31-28 lead into halftime.
A Tale of Two Halves
The Cavaliers’ Kyle Thompson recovered a wayward Rockwall fumble at their own 16-yard line. Lake Travis promptly moved the ball down the field and Edmundson threw a 24-yard TD pass to Derrick Johnson to take a 35-31 lead midway through the 3rd quarter.
That would be the last time Lake Travis would score.
Locke found Noble Johnson again for a 20-yard touchdown pass to take back the lead for good at 38-35.
Lake Travis would go three and out on their final two possessions of the 3rd quarter. But the Yellowjackets kept on buzzing along. Locke threw a 19-yard TD pass to Brennan Ray in the final two minutes of the 3rd quarter to increase their lead to 45-35.
In the 4th quarter, Lake Travis was plagued by turnovers. Edmundson threw two INTs, one for 28-yard pick-six to put Rockwall up 52-35.
Locke found Noble Johnson one more time on a 25-yard touchdown pass to make the score 59-35.
Final score: Rockwall-59 Lake Travis-35.
For Lake Travis, Edmundson threw three TD passes, Isaac Norris accounted for three scores, and Derrick Johnson added two touchdowns.
Locke led Rockwall with five TD passes, four to Noble Johnson and one to Brennan Ray. Lake Bennet and Zach Hernandez added rushing touchdowns.
Rockwall improves to 3-0. The yellowjackets take on Highland Park next week. Lake Travis falls to 2-1 and will face off with San Marcos on 9/17.