Too little, too late for BMHS

Too little, too late for BMHS

Too little, too late for BMHS

The Battle Mountain High School JV football team took the field against Yerington this past Friday in Battle Mountain.

The Longhorns were unable to complete the comeback late in the fourth quarter.

The game became an early defensive struggle for both teams with neither team able to score in the first quarter.

The Lions sustained a long drive at the end of the first quarter, finishing the quarter on the Longhorn 1-yard line.

On the first play of the second quarter, Yerington capped off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run by tailback Justin Barnes, bringing the Yerington lead to 7-0.

The Barnes touchdown was the only score of the first half as each of the defenses were able to restrict offensive production.

After halftime, the Lions were able to score again with running back Shawn Emm breaking away for 35-yards and the score.

 After the touchdown, the Lions converted on the two-point conversion bringing their lead to 15-0 in the third quarter. 

The Longhorns threatened to score several times in this game but struggled with turnovers in the second half, three of the turnovers happening deep in the red zone.

Battle Mountain quarterback Dustin Plants threw three interceptions and fumbled the ball one other time.

Plants, who was forced to throw more with the team falling behind, showed resilience as he continued to try and make a play for his teammates.

Late in the fourth quarter, the Longhorns offense was sparked by their trio of running backs lead by Kobe Lake. 

Lake and teammates Roy Chavira and Jose Guizar each took their turn running the ball down the field. 

Lake was able to break out for a couple of long runs on the drive. Plants finished off the drive with a touchdown pass to receiver Brock Bullock.

The Longhorns trimmed the deficit to 15-6 but failed to convert the two-point conversion.

With 30 seconds left in the game, the Lions recovered the onside kick.

The Lions knelt on the next play ending the game with the Longhorns JV losing 15-6.

The Longhorns' record  dropped to 2-3 on the season with back-to-back losses for the first time this season.

Battle Mountain hosts Pershing County on Friday at 4:30 p.m.