Halfway through the third quarter with his team down by two touchdowns, Plainview quarterback Blake Campo decided it was time to take over.


Halfway through the third quarter with his team down by two touchdowns, Plainview quarterback Blake Campo decided it was time to take over.

He did so in dramatic fashion, leading Plainview to a 28-21 win over district rival Madill on Friday.

First, Campo threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Austin Carrera. After rolling right, he threw back to his left to hit Carrera at about the 40, and the speedy running back outran the defense from there for the touchdown.

Halfway through the fourth, just after the Indians’ defense had stopped the Wildcats on fourth down, Campo broke loose on a 75-yard run to tie the score at 21.

Later in the final stanza, he had a 42-yard run for a score that provided the winning margin.

Plainview (6-3, 5-1 District 3A-2) now has at least a tie in District 3A-2, and could win it depending on what happens in the final week of the regular season.

Plainview coach Chris Berus said the difference in the second half was “we just started executing. We didn’t really do anything different in the second half except that we started executing our offense.”

Madill (6-3, 3-2) dominated the first half, doubling the yards rushing total.

“We just regrouped,” Campo said. “It was just a great effort by everyone. We stopped making mistakes.”

Madill coach Milton Cooper said a few missed tackles and some mental mistakes cost his team in the second half.

Madill gave up the ball on downs at the Plainview 30 with less than a minute left. Madill thought it should have gotten a pass interference call on that drive.

Cooper also put tailback Caleb Muncrief at linebacker for the game to help out with defending Plainview’s option offense.

Madill’s Jake Vinson, who caught a 15-yard touchdown pass late in the first half, said mental mistakes in the second half cost his team.

“We still have a lot to play for,” Vinson said.

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