Mexico Bulldogs Football Wins Homecoming Overtime Thriller Against Kirksville

The Mexico Bulldogs defeated the Kirksville Tigers in an overtime thriller 22-21 for a successful homecoming game.

The Kirksville Tigers would start the scoring at the 9:09 mark in the first quarter.

The Tigers went 68 yards on 8 plays capped off by an 11 yard touchdown pass from Jaden Ballinger to Noah Coapland and it was 7-0 Kirksville.

Mexico would answer back on their first possession of the game going 6 plays and 60 yards that ended with a 2 yard touchdown run from Dante Billups with 6 minutes and 28 seconds left in the first and it was all tied up at 7 apiece.

Kirksville regained the lead on their second possession with a 12 play, 59 yard drive.

Jaden Ballinger put the Tigers up 14-7 with 49 seconds to go in the first with a 7 yard touchdown on a quarterback keep.

The Bulldogs tied the game at the 6:49 mark in the second quarter on 8 plays and a 69 yard drive the was topped off by a 2 yard touchdown run by Dante Billups.

The game was tied at 14 going into halftime.

Neither team scored in the entire second half sending the game into overtime.

Mexico won the coin toss and deferred.

Kirksville scored on a 1 yard quarterback keep from Jaden Ballinger taking the lead in overtime 21-14.

Mexico would then get the ball at 25.

Dante Billups would record his 3rd rushing touchdown of the night and Mexico trailed 20-19.

Head Coach Steve Haag decided to go for 2 points and the win.

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Mexico improved to 4-2 on the season and 3-1 in the North Central Missouri Conference.

The Bulldogs will play their final road game of the regular season when they face the Moberly Spartans next Friday.

 

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