However, it did not take long for Springtown to dowse the hosts’ spirit. The Porcupines returned the ensuing kickoff to the Rams’ 44, and on first down Turner threw a strike to receiver Dillon Springfield, who caught the ball in stride at the 20 and galloped into the end zone. Springfield did the honors on the extra-point kick as Springtown took a 21-19 lead – the fifth lead change of the contest.
The Rams’ offense could not keep up for the rest of the game. It could not take advantage of a pair of Rapp interceptions, and on two other occasions SHS forced the Rams to punt. SHS also forced the Rams over on downs on another series.
The visitors salted the contest by adding two touchdowns.
“These kids have given us great effort all year long,” Lawrence said. “Not just on defense, but on offense and special teams.
“Our kids play hard, and we may not come out on top but our opponents know they will have to play four quarters to beat us.
“I am proud of this entire football team. We played well, and the kids play as hard as they possibly could.”