Lawton then got a 11-yard TD run from the 265-pound Thomas. The next drive, Meservy hit Myykhail Shaw for another touchdown. Southmoore’s lead was trimmed to down to 20-17 going into the fourth quarter.
The Cats’ defense held strong and shut down Lawton the entire period.
“We just don’t give up,” Painter said. “They hit us and we hit them. We just didn’t give up at the end.”
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