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Sports Spotter Report: Palestine Wildcats

Possibly one of the best comebacks in Palestine's football history was last Friday night. Turnovers, penalties and big plays by Hallsville put Palestine in a bind early as the Wildcats got buried into a 27-0 halftime deficit.  Things could not have looked worse as starting quarterback Jacobi Jackson looked to be done for the night as he went into the locker room with his pads  off and ice on an injured shoulder.  Much to everyones surprise, Jackson came out of the locker room with pads on and throwing the ball.  Jackson then engineered one of the greatest comebacks in Wildcat history.  Palestine then reeled off 28 unanswered points to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. Hallsville made one last attempt at the win as the Bobcats moved the ball down to the Palestine 27-yard line but one 3-yard pass and two incomplete passes later and the Bobcats had a fourth-and-7 situation from the 24-yard line. The Bobcats went for the field goal, a 40-yard attempt, but Jeremy Barber, who missed a 32-yard field goal in the third quarter, had his kick go wide left, which sealed the win for the Wildcats.  Palestine kicker Chad Cox was 2 of 3 on his PAT's including the game winner.

The Wildcats gave Hallsville a dose of their own medicine.  In the 2002 playoffs, with Palestine leading 19-0 and everyone thinking about the next playoff game at Texas Stadium, someone forgot to tell Hallsville.

It was Hallsville that engineered a great comeback to shock the Wildcats. It was Palestine's final game at the Class 4A level and it was Adrian Peterson's final game as a Palestine Wildcat.

This week Palestine faces another 4A team in Kaufman.  Kaufman is a power-run offense that mainly uses the Wing T.  They also have a good passing game and like to use play action.  Palestine seems to have found the right combination on defense after shuffling several players against Hallsville.  The focus for Palestine will be to cut down on mistakes, mainly penalties and turnovers and play like the team that showed up in the second half at Hallsville.

By Joy Totah - Palestine High School

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