From Staff reports
Lane Bouse failed to get in the end zone despite piling up 145 yards of total offense. But he more than made up for it on defense and special teams.
Bouse picked off Sequoyah quarterback Zach Parish midway through the fourth quarter, setting up Beggs' game-clinching touchdown with 3:13 left in the contest. The Demons would go on to escape a packed house at Thompson Field with a 47-33 victory over Sequoyah on Friday night.
Bouse had 86 yards rushing on 10 carries, and he also had four catches for a team-high 59 yards. But his biggest play of the night was intercepting Parish's pass with Sequoyah near midfield and threatening to tie the Demons at 40-all.
Instead, Beggs went 72 yards in eight plays and put the nail in Sequoyah's coffin on DoLee Wolf's 4-yard scoring run with 3:13 left.
"They made the plays it took to win," Sequoyah head coach Shane Richardson said.
The Indians (1-1) were even with Beggs early in the fourth quarter following Nick Kingfisher's 28-yard touchdown reception from Parish. But it would be Sequoyah's final score of the night.
Parish followed his five-touchdown performance in Week 1 by completing 15 of 30 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns. But the junior signal caller unleashed two interceptions, and the Indians finished with four turnovers.
"We made too many mistakes," Richardson said, "and gave up too many big plays."
Beggs handed the ball over three times, but the Demons (2-0) overcame those because of Bouse.
The junior running receiver two kickoff returns for touchdowns. He had a 91-yard return in the first quarter and a 80-yard scamper in the third quarter.
Bouse finished with 407 all-purpose yards.
Beggs led 19-12 at halftime, but Sequoyah tied the game up on Nick Kingfisher's 75-yard interception return at the 10:29 mark. The Indians would then claim a 25-19 lead on Caisen Green's 49-yard touchdown catch from Parish.
Green led Sequoyah with six catches for 83 yards.
Bouse's second kick return for a touchdown gave Beggs a 27-25 lead, and the Demons would to up 33-25 on Tyler Marr's 1-yard run with 1:39 left in the third quarter.
Kingfisher finished the night 145 all-purpose yards. He had three catches for 70 yards, and he also punted six times for an average of 34.5 yards.
Sequoyah will play its first road game of the season on Friday when it goes to Victory Christian.