By Stephen R. Farris
Mexia News Sports
Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper to find that one spark that will ignite the fire.
That was certainly the case Saturday during Coolidge’s Class 1A regional final game against No. 10-ranked Calvert Trojans as the No. 4-ranked Yellowjackets came away from Austin’s Burger Activity Center with a 71-69 win and a berth in the state tournament this Thursday.
Coolidge trailed by 2 at the half after leading by as much as 8 early in the second quarter. Ro’derick Calhoun tied the game for the Yellowjackets at the start of the third period, but Calvert stepped up their defensive pressure and converted Coolidge turnovers into points.
After things settled down a bit, the Yellowjackets found themselves down by 11 with 3:13 remaining in the quarter.
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