– posted by Cody Whitlock
Austin 35, Decatur 25
Quick-hit recap: Austin scored its first win since 2006 against its crosstown rival using a punishing running game that bullied an inexperienced Decatur defensive line for more than 300 yards.
Austin’s win is only the third in the past 15 years against the Red Raiders.
Statistical quick hits: Josh Walker (Austin), rushed 18 times for 174 yards and 3 TDs; Seth Lynch (Austin), added 124 more yards and one score; Will Laughlin (Decatur), completed 18 of 34 passes for 212 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Quotable: “This is four years in the making. This feels so good.” — Austin running back Josh Walker
“This is a make-up-your-mind experience. We have to get better as a football team. I can’t remember the last time we had the ball ran down our throat like that.” — Decatur head coach Jere Adcock