The 2011 Kickoff Classic lived up to its name Thursday night in Windthorst, as the Holliday Eagles made a goal-line stand to hold off the #3 Windthorst Trojans 35-28 in the season opener for both.
Holliday led most of the way, never trailing and leading 35-21 in the fourth quarter, but the Trojans never went away.
They cut the lead to one touchdown late, then forced a Holliday 3-and-out to give themselves a shot.
They drove down the field, getting first and goal with under a minute left, but after three straight plays, it was 4th and goal from the 1-yard line with just three seconds to play.
Braydon Ingram, who missed last season's playoff run with an injury, got the ball, but was stopped just short of the goal-line to end the game.
The Trojans (0-1) will stay home next week against the Old High JV Rowdies, while Holliday (1-0) will play their home opener against Breckenridge.
1st Quarter: Holliday's Jacob Cole 48-yard TD run: 7-0 Holliday
Early 2nd: Windthorst's Kellen Green 9-yard TD pass to Jaron Hilbers: 7-7 Tie
2nd: Holliday's Jacob Cole 45-yard TD pass to Cameron Englishbee: 14-7 Holliday
3rd: Holliday's Jacob Cole 10-yard TD run: 21-7 Holliday
Late 3rd: Windthorst's Kellen Green 18-yard TD pass to Jaron Hilbers: 21-14 Holliday
Late 3rd: Holliday's Jacob Cole 55-yard TD run: 27-14 Holliday (missed PAT)
Early 4th: Windthorst's Braydon Ingram 9-yard TD run: 27-21 Holliday
Early 4th: Holliday's Sam Shirley 5-yard TD run: 35-21 Holliday (Cole runs in 2-pt conv.)
Early 4th: Windthorst's Braydon Ingram 5-yard TD run: 35-28 Holliday
Tune in for full highlights of the Eagles' thrilling win, including every 2nd half touchdown, on the Newschannel 6 Friday Night High School Football Update, Friday night at 10:30!
The #10 Munday Moguls were looking good after a kick-return touchdown tied their game at 6 against the Stamford Bulldogs, but things fell apart quickly Thursday night at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene, as the Bulldogs ran away with a 47-21 win.
Also, Munday star running back Dee Paul left the game with an undisclosed injury.
The Moguls (0-1) will visit Olney next Friday.
Zephyr 48, Woodson 0, Final/Halftime