Facing a 22-point deficit at the half, the Borah High football team didnt flinch.
Senior Hunter Kenyon rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns including the final three of the second half to rally the Lions for a 33-28 victory against Meridian on Thursday night at Dona Larsen Park.
Hunter Kenyon just loves the game of football, Borah coach Darren Corpus said. Hes a football player. Hell block, he doesnt care if he scores, and when its his turn to get a first down hes up to the challenge. Hes just a heck of a kid.
Down 28-26 with a little more than 2 minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Borah senior defensive tackle Emillio Trevino sacked Meridian quarterback Jake Berard for a 2-yard loss on third-and-5 from the Warriors own 25-yard line, forcing Meridian to punt.
Borah got the ball back at the 2:01 mark and responded with a 53-yard, seven-play drive to take the lead on Kenyons 15-yard TD run.
Im just glad that we could beat Meridian because last time the refs took it away from us, said Kenyon, referring to last years 41-36 loss at Meridian. I owe it all to the O-line. They did a great job.
The game didnt start nearly as well as it ended for the Lions.
Meridian scored on its first drive of the game, finishing with a 5-yard touchdown run by Berard and a two-point conversion run for an 8-0 lead with 6 minutes, 26 seconds remaining on the clock.
The Warriors tacked on three more touchdowns in the second quarter and held a 28-6 advantage at the half.
Weve worked so hard since last winter and I think its starting to gel right now, Corpus said.