Indian River quarterback Jalen Snead found Kevin Custis for a touchdown and two-point conversion in the minute to send the Indians past No. 9 Glasgow in the DFRC Kickoff Classic Thursday night.
The sophomores made their prescence known on the game’s opening drive, as they connected on a long pass play to put the Indians ahead 6-0 just 1:15 into the contest, but they saved their best for last.
Facing a fourth-and-goal outside the 10-yard line, Snead scrambled to his left, and hurled a strike to Custis who was wide open near the back of the end zone to put the Indians within 20-19.
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Instead of going for the tie, they kept the offense on the field, and Snead sent a high arcing pass towards the back middle of the end zone, and Custis lept and snared the go-ahead two-pointer off of a deflection..
Glasgow would get a chance in the final minute, but could not answer, as they dropped their first regular season game since 2015, after they went 10-0 last year before the playoffs.
Reggie Grinnell started at quarterback for the Dragons, and he gave them the lead on a touchdown pass to Keishawn Jones that countered Indian River’s opening score.
Fourteen seconds later, Snead hit another long-distance connection, this time to Jacob Anderson who outleaped the Glasgow secondary and raced in for the 70-yard score.
The game remained 13-8 Indian River until the last play of the first half, when Glasgow took a chance from the 9 yard line, and Grinnell scrambled in with the touchdown, although a penalty forced the two-point conversion to go from the 17-yard line, and they did not convert. They lead 14-13 at the break, but Glasgow missed that potential point in the end.
The Dragons pushed the lead to 20-13 on Tavion Jones-Hill’s touchdown run with 1:19 to go in the third quarter, but another missed conversion kept the lead at 7, and opened the door for Indian River’s last-minute magic.
Indian River (1-0) hosts Polytech next Friday at 7pm, while Glasgow (0-1) will entertain Flight B opponent McKean.