Daingerfield and Hooks squared off in a crucial 10-3A Division II district affair last Friday with Daingerfield looking to maintain its undefeated record in district play. Daingerfield quarterback Zaylon Jeter, 303 yards and four touchdowns passing, and receiver Braxton Jimmerson, eight catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns, gave the Hooks defense headaches all night.
After Jeter flung a pass up to Jimmerson, who escaped two tackles for a 75-yard catch-and-run touchdown, Daingerfield looked to be in good shape up 28-20 with two minutes to go in the third quarter. Unfortunately for Daingerfield, momentum turned on its head just five plays later. Davarious Clark took a hand-off, found a hole, and quickly turned on the jets, outrunning the Daingerfield defense for a 72-yard touchdown. A failed two-point conversion meant Daingerfield still led 28-26.
Daingerfield’s next drive stalled out at the Hooks 47 yard line and it punted the ball back to the Hornets with ten minutes to go. It was the last time Daingerfield would possess the ball all night. An 88-yard drive ensued as Hooks methodically drove down the field, and got help with a defensive holding penalty on a fourth down, to set up a field goal attempt from the Daingerfield one yard line with just seconds remaining.
The Hornets kept their calm, converting the field goal and pulling off an impressive 29-28 upset victory over the number four team in the 3A Division II. Sitting now at 4-4, Hooks will look to finish its regular season off above .500 when it travels to Prairiland to finish district play on Friday.