RICHBURG--One game cost the Rams a region title during a historical season and deep run in the playoffs that led to the state championship game. The Rams suffered a loss at the hands of Lewisville last season and started region play last Friday night with the same result, falling to 4-2 on the season.
The Rams opened the game with a successful drive during their first possession. The drive was capped off by a 25-yard touchdown run by Simpson Miller to give the Rams the early advantage.
The Rams failed to convert on a two-point try and the score was 6-0. Lewisville quickly showed the Rams that they were in for a battle. Lewisville scored on their second play with a 75-yard pass. The Rams had a couple opportunities to stop the Lewisville wideout, but he would not be denied. With a successful extra point, Lewisville took a lead 7-6. Lewisville led by the same score at the half.
On a drive in the third quarter, Lewisville took the ball down to the Rams 5-yard line after a long pass. Lewisville then fumbled, and the Rams had a chance to pounce on the ball to stop a Lewisville score. The Rams were unable to pick up the ball and Lewisville picked up their own fumble to score. Lewisville took a 14-6 lead.
During the latter minutes of the fourth quarter, the Rams managed to put a late drive together to force a tie. The Rams were able to add another Miller touchdown to the scoreboard and were two points away from tieing the ball game. The Rams were unsuccessful on the two-point conversion and lost 14-12.
The Rams will host North Central Friday for homecoming in another important region game.