POSTED: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 1:14am
UPDATED: Monday, September 9, 2013 - 9:11pm
Longview, TX (Pine Tree ISD) — The Pine Tree Pirates welcomed the Van Vandals to their brand new stadium Friday night, and they opened its tenure with a bang.
The game went back and forth during the first half, until Pine Tree took a 42-24 lead.
But, in the second half, Van came storming back, cutting the lead to four, and benefiting from Pirates touchdown turned touchback with little more than two minutes left in the game.
Van drove to the 29 yard line, and with one second left, a pass tipped off of a Vandal receiver's fingertips, and Pine Tree survives, and opens their new stadium with a victory, 42-38.