IHS loses to LaFayette on Homecoming

Published 1:13 am Saturday, October 13, 2012

Kevin Kotke attempts an onside kick for Isabella late in Friday's game.

Isabella was knocked out of playoff contention with Friday’s 48-13 loss to LaFayette.

The loss drops the Mustangs to 3-4 overall and 1-4 in Class 2A, Region 5 play. No matter what happens in the final three games of the season, IHS can’t hope to finish in the top four in the region and thus earn a playoff berth.

Fit for a crown: Khadijah Craig was named Isabella’s Homecoming Queen.

The Mustangs actually scored first on Friday, the school’s Homecoming, when quarterback Tyler Smith took the football in from 40 yards out on the opening possession of the game.

The extra point, made it 7-0 IHS, but it took LaFayette only two plays from scrimmage to take the lead.

The visiting Bulldogs’ first offensive play was a 53-yard pass for a touchdown. The point-after produced a tie game.

Then, on Isabella’s ensuing possession, LaFayette’s Kwontavious Ross intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown.

The score was 27-7 after one quarter of play and 42-7 at halftime.

Isabella scored again on a 12-yard run by Bobby Knox in the fourth quarter.

Khadijah Craig was crowned Isabella’s Homecoming Queen at halftime of the game. Her court included seventh grade princess Jada Jones, eighth grade princess Halie Carter, ninth grade princess Caley Booth, 10th grade princess Alma Contreras, 11th grade princess Yesenia Lopez, third alternate Amber Harrison, second alternate Destiny Harrison and first alternate Cari Fondren.