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Battle for Boulder Highway won by Foothill on last-second field goal

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Foothill High football players, front (left to right) Jake Barefield and Dylan Weasa, and back Drew Doxtator and Bryce Broadwell before the 2013 season.

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The Battle for Boulder Highway has never featured an ending like this.

Cory Fisher drilled a 32-yard field goal for Foothill with 57 seconds remaining Thursday, helping the Falcons beat rival Basic 30-27 in a Thursday Night Lights televised game.

The schools are located two miles apart and separated by Boulder Highway. When Foothill opened in 1999, it took most of its initial students from Basic in creating a natural rivalry.

Drew Doxtator passed for more than 300 yards and three touchdowns for Foothill (4-2, 2-0). Ian Ellis had 10 catches for nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons, which led 27-18 early in the fourth quarter before Basic mounted its comeback.

Antraye Johnson’s 60-yard scoring strike to Jon Scoffield trimmed the Basic deficit to three points with 10 minutes remaining. Johnson booted a 28-yard field goal with about four minutes left to even the game at 27.

Johnson, like he has been all season, was nearly impossible to stop. He accounted for more than 400 yards of offense, racing for a 70-yard touchdown run on the opening play of the third quarter to give Basic an 18-14 advantage. Johnson made several would-be tacklers miss and appeared to be stopped multiple times while racing across field.

Scoffield had two total touchdowns — one receiving and one rushing. Bobby Merritt had a touchdown run for Foothill.

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