Ryan guts out tight win over Magnolia West (Denton RC)


By Steve Gamel Contributing Writer


WACO — Ryan’s Kalib Hicks holds himself to a high standard these days. Needless to say, the junior running back was irate at himself when he inexplicably ran out of bounds with less than a minute to play and his team trying to run out the clock.


“I was like, ‘What are you doing? Stay in bounds … run out the clock,’” Hicks said.


Hicks didn’t make the same mistake twice. On the very next play, he took a handoff on third-down-and-9 and again bounced to the outside — this time turning up field for a 14-yard gain to nab the first down and ice a dramatic 28-20 win over Magnolia West on Saturday in a Class 5A Division I area round game at Waco ISD Stadium.



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