NEW DEAL — The Slaton Tigers fell into an early hole against New Deal, one too deep to escape despite a dominating second half.
The Tigers dropped to 2-1 after a 19-13 heartbreaker that saw them shut out the Lions over the final two quarters.
New Deal took a 19-0 lead into halftime after a trio of big plays, including touchdown passes of 31 and 54 yards from QB Jett Whitfield.
Slaton put points on the board in the third quarter on a 6-yard touchdown run by Eli Martinez and an 8-yard sprint by Kevondrick Gober. After Gober’s touchdown, Slaton recovered a fumbled kick-off, but went three and out on the ensuing drive.
An interception by Gober killed another New Deal drive that had taken them to the Slaton 40-yard-line as time expired in the third.
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