Gatesville Vs La Vega Football

La Vega defensive back Marcus Willis (9) celebrates his interception and touchdown with teammate Jordan Rogers (20) during the first half against Gatesville.


In Valley Mills, the Eagles defense shut out Goldthwaite for the final three quarters and overtime and quarterback Braydon Richardson ran five yards for a touchdown in overtime to give Valley Mills a walk-off win.

Goldthwaite took a 21-0 lead through the first quarter. But Valley Mills chipped away with one score in each of the second, third and fourth quarters.

Richardson ran for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, then hit Javieon Simmons for the two-point conversion pass that tied the game.

The Valley Mills defense stopped Goldthwaite on its overtime-opening possessions. Then it took the Eagles just two plays to get into the end zone as Richardson scored on a lead draw up the middle.

Valley Mills (6-3, 3-2 in district) claimed the third-place playoff berth from 7-2A D-I and will play Italy at a time and place to be determined.

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