Syrupmakers win in a thriller
The Cairo High School Syrupmakers won their first region contest Friday night in Albany against the Monroe Golden Tornadoes.
With just one second remaining in the game, Cairo’s Trevor Moncrief kicked a 26-yard field goal to win the game 10-7.
Moncrief’s game winning kick followed what appeared to be the winning kick with just three seconds remaining on the clock, but the officials negated the kick by calling a procedure penalty against the Syrupmakers.
The Syrupmaker offense was shaky in Friday night’s game but the defense stood up and held the Golden Tornadoes to only 36 yards of offense in the second half.
The Golden Tornadoes got on the scoreboard by returning a punt to the 19-yard line and subsequently drove it in for a touchdown.
The Syrupmakers appeared to tie the game with a touchdown, but a penalty took the six points off the scoreboard. Cairo also missed a field goal in the first half.
Cairo finally got points on the board with a touchdown pass from Brian Walker to Randy Wooten in the second half. The game remained tied until the final ticks on the clock when Cairo drove the ball down to the five yard line with only three seconds remaining.
Cairo will now return to the friendly confines of the Syrup Bowl next week to take on arch rival Worth County Rams.