The Robert E. Lee Red Raiders scored two fourth quarter touchdowns, but the late rally fell short on Saturday night in Beaumont as Lee fell to the Beaumont Westbrook Bruins 25-20. The Red Raiders scored in the first quarter on Preston Conder’s three yard touchdown run. Mistakes hurt Lee in the second quarter as Westbrook took the lead with a pair of touchdowns including Nick Bryant’s interception return of a Joseph Seeber pass and the Bruins led 13-7 at the half.
A lightning delay of over two hours pushed back the start of the third quarter until approximately 9:40pm. Westbrook took a commanding 25-7 lead on an 8 yard run by Dylan Harvey and and a 16 yard run by quarterback Joshua Stump. They failed twice on two point conversions and appeared to have the game clinched. Lee rallied when Chad Reese returned a Percy Johnson fumble for a touchdown with 5:13 left in the fourth quarter. The Red Raider defense stopped Westbrook and Conder threw a 7 yard scoring pass to Marquis Mosley with 2:23 left to play. Lee’s two point conversion failed.
The Red Raiders got the ball back two more times, but couldn’t produce the needed touchdown. Lee falls to 0-5 in non district play. They open district action on October 8th at Mesquite Horn.