HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: OHS-Keller called after weather delays

By Eric Liles

special to the OA

KELLER Bronchos running back Dae Dae Green ran for 89 yards on 13 carries, but Odessa’s comeback attempt was cut short, dropping a 30-21 decision in a contest called for weather delays at halftime.

Keller jumped out to a 13-0 lead before the Bronchos could pick up a first down. Beckham Robinson threw a six-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Rayford on the game’s opening series. Odessa then went three-and-out on its first series to give Keller the ball on its own 43-yard line.

Robinson broke loose for a 35-yard run to move the Indians to the Odessa 22. Kyle Owens finished the drive with a six-yard touchdown run. A failed two-point pass left Keller with a 13 point lead.

Mikey Cota put the Bronchos on the scoreboard with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Ivan Carreon to start the second quarter. Keller’s Sam Keltner connected on a 42-yard field goal with 9:17 to play before halftime.

Odessa answered with a quick scoring drive.Green’s 48-yard run combined with a Keller face mask penalty set up the Bronchos at the Keller 11-yard line. The play set up Cota’s two-yard touchdown run to cut Odessa’s deficit to 16-14.

Rayford finished a six-play Keller scoring drive with a 14-yard touchdown to put the Indians up 23-14. Odessa responded with a long scoring march covering 75 yards in ten plays, aided by three personal fouls against Keller. Cota scored on a nine-yard touchdown with 0:50 left before halftime.

Keller took over on its own 37 with 0:44 on the clock and executed a quick scoring drive. Robinson connected with Drew Roberts for a 40-yard touchdown pass to give the Indians a 30-21 lead at the break. An extended lightning storm in the area ended the contest.