Kyle Overton completed 11 of 15 passes for 195 yards with a two scoring strikes to Daelan Loyden as Stony Point opened the season with a 21-14 win over Killeen at Kelley Reeves Athletic Center.
Overton fired a 70-yard first-quarter scoring dart to Loyden and connected on a 19-yard touchdown pass with 2 minutes, 6 seconds left in the game after the Kangaroos staged a 99-yard drive and converted the extra point to take a 14-13 lead.
Stony Point scored on its first two possessions. Jackson Tingler fired an 18-yard TD pass to Qualen Lomas on the first Tigers possession. On the first play following a Killeen punt, Overton found Loyden along behind the Roos’ defense.
Killen managed a first-quarter score on 1-yard quarterback sneak by James Terry, who went on to complete 15 of 31 passes for 190 yards.
Stony Point led 13-7 after the first quarter. Improved defense forced the teams to exchange punts as both teams went scoreless in the second and third quarters.
Killeen took over on its 1-yard line with 45 seconds left in the third quarter. The Roos marched 99 yards on 17 plays with Kaderius Marshall scoring on a 9-yard run to cap the 6:15 minute drive. Benito Ramirez converted the extra point for a 14-13 lead. Marshall finished with 145 yards rushing on 16 carries.
Stony Point was forced to punt on its next possession, but the Tigers’ defense held, and Stony Point got possession on the Killeen 25 yard-line after a penalty against the Roos. After a 6-yard gain, Overton hit Loyden in the right corner of the end zone and went back to Loyden for the two-point conversion and the final margin.
Loyden finished the game with five receptions for 162 yards.