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Last Friday the Ducks hosted their homecoming game against the visiting LBJ Jaguars. It was also the team’s season finale as Taylor fell winless for the second straight year losing 26-7.

LBJ grabbed the early lead as they marched down the field and scored on their opening drive. The extra point was blocked, and the Jaguars held a 6-0 lead with 11:05 remaining in the opening quarter.

The Ducks would go four and out on consecutive drives. Meanwhile the Jaguars would find paydirt one more time in the first on a 21 -yard touchdown pass. The PAT was once again blocked by the Ducks who now trailed 12-0 with 7:07 remaining in the first quarter.

The Ducks defense showed some resilience grabbing sacks on back to back downs followed by an interception by Bryson Bass with 6:36 remaining in the half.

The Ducks would give the ball right back to LBJ with 3:12 remaining and the Jaguars capitalized running the ball in from 5 yards out with 1:18 left in the half to push their lead to 18-0.

The Jaguars opened up the second half with a surprising onside kick call in which they failed to recover. The Ducks and Jaguars then traded fumbles. With 2 minutes remaining in the quarter Bass led the Ducks deep into LBJ territory, but the drive came up short when LBJ blocked a Daniel Mendoza field goal attempt.

Another Jaguar touchdown run and a successful 2-point conversion to put them up 26-0 midway through the fourth quarter. Taylor avoided a shutout by scoring on a 31-yard touchdown run by Bass with 3:48 to play in the game.

After the game, Coach Little discussed how the team has faced adversity all year in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and were simply outmatched. He also praised the effort of his team and acknowledged that he looks forward to getting back to the grind on Monday and begin preparing for next season.

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