Henrietta Out-Lasts City View in Game of the Week

There was a full moon over Wichita Falls Friday night, and it showed in the game at Veterans' Field.

A game that featured one of the more bizarre first halves you'll see ended as most games between Henrietta and City View have recently, in a 22-7 Henrietta victory.

The Bearcats and Mustangs traded turnovers and missed opportunities for most of the first half before the Mustangs finally scored, fittingly, on a broken play.

The snap rolled through Quarterback Stephen Leija's legs and was picked up by Fullback Bill Powers, who scrambled around and finally threw to D.J. Brown, who broke down the left sideline 25 yards for a touchdown, putting City View up 7-0.

Henrietta finally scored on a disputed play at the end of the first half, with Brandon Lavy turning what seemed to be a simple short completion over the middle into a 30-yard touchdown, breaking several tackles and stretching the ball over the goal line.

The referees at first signaled touchdown, then first down, before finally getting together and deciding it was a score, but few in the stadium saw the ultimate signal.

The Bearcats then lined up to go for a 2-point conversion, compounding the confusion, but it was unsuccessful, and after a squib kickoff the teams went into the locker room with City View ahead 7-6.

The Bearcats put the ball on the ground in the second half, scoring a pair of touchdowns and adding 2-point conversions on both for the final margin.

The Bearcats move to 2-6 overall on the season but 2-1 in District 3-2A-II. They'll finish the season by hosting Nocona in Week 9 and visiting Alvord in Week 10.

City View falls to 4-4, 1-2 in District play. They host District-leading Holliday in Week 9, before finishing the season at Nocona.

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