Since day one, the Centex Cavalry indoor football team has focused on getting better. There have been coaching changes, quarterback changes, trades, signings, and hard work. Up to this point, the improvement has been small but noticeable. On Saturday night, against the Dallas Marshalls, the team and everybody in the stadium saw that hard work pay off. The Cavalry had their best game, BY FAR, of the season. Unfortunately, they came up just a little bit short, falling 48-41, after an amazing second half comeback.
The Cavalry recently signed Lache Seastrunk - the Temple High School legend who went on to play for the Baylor Bears a couple of seasons before making his rounds in NFL training camps. The team used the high energy of the crowd to get off to a great start. This game marked the return of quarterback Deron Ellis, who previously started the first game of the season. The Cavalry scored first and even lead after the first quarter for the first time all season - 20-14.
But, that's where this team's fighting spirit came in. Throughout the season, the Centex Cavalry have shown no quit. After a score by the Marshalls, making it 48-20, the Cavalry started a miraculous comeback, highlighted by a 45 yard interception return by Belton High and University of Texas alum, Ramonce Taylor, and an impressive ten yard run by fullback and fellow Belton alum, Donavan Williams. Before you could blink, the Cavalry had closed the gap to 48-41 with five minutes left in the game.
Both teams turned up the defensive intensity and after a few bad breaks, the clock ran out on the Cavalry, who dropped their sixth in a row. Spirits were high after the game because fans, coaches, and players saw a competitive team on the field with several games to go to find that elusive first victory. The Cavalry out-gained the Marshalls overall in total offense 223-207. And, the defense had a season high three interceptions.