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Blazers lose heartbreaker to D-B

All that separated Daniel Boone High School from a monumental win over Dobyns-Bennett in Gray was a mere 30 seconds.
On Oct. 4, under the lights of Nathan Hale Stadium, the Blazers put together one of their strongest efforts of the season.
But in the end it, Boone fell just short in a 35-29 loss.
An Indian touchdown with 27 seconds left in the fourth quarter erased the Blazer advantage and put D-B ahead for good. It was a heartbreaking ending for the Boone faithful.
The contest was back-and-forth throughout, with neither team able to separate itself from the other.
D-B struck first in the opening quarter at just under the five-minute mark on a 2-yard touchdown.
A short time later, the Blazers responded with a big score of their own on a 75-yard touchdown reception by Ryan Keever from Gabe Sanders.
The teams again traded touchdowns in the second quarter, with the Indians scoring first by taking a Boone interception back 65 yards for six.
The Blazers responded on their next possession with a six-play, 60-yard scoring drive that was capped off on a Sanders’ 5-yard touchdown run with less than a minute to play in the half.
Like the previous two quarters, scoring came late in the third, with Boone taking their first lead of the game on Sanders’ third touchdown of the contest, this time on a 1-yard run with just over three minutes remaining in the quarter.
Trailing 21-14, the Indians scored twice before the third quarter closed, first on a 15-yard touchdown run and later from a yard out.
But a missed extra point on the Indians’ first score forced D-B to go for two on their second score. The conversion was denied, and Boone trailed by just five points entering the fourth quarter.
Points again came late in the final quarter, as Boone scored with less than four minutes remaining on a Josh Bacon 2-yard run.
The Blazers pushed their advantage to three points on a conversion and appeared poised to pull a major conference upset over the Indians.
After moving 72 yards on 12 plays, the Indians sat at the 1-yard line with 30 seconds remaining in the contest.
D-B plunged in from a yard out on the next play to recapture the lead 33-29. The Blazers had let the Indians off the hook.
Boone got one last chance on offense, but Sanders was tackled in the end zone with 10 seconds to play for a safety and D-B would prevail 35-29.
It was a heartbreaking end for a team that had left it all out on the field.
The Blazers totaled more than 200 yards through the air and 100 yards on the ground in the defeat.
Boone (3-3, 2-1) will need to finish strong over its final four games of the regular season to make the playoffs.
The task will not be easy with contests against Greeneville, Science Hill, Tennessee High and David Crockett.
Boone hits the road on Oct. 11 to face Greeneville, one of the area’s best teams this year.