Northeastern Oklahoma A&M falls to Navarro College in conference championship game
In a game marred by numerous unsportsmanlike penalties, fourth-ranked Northeastern Oklahoma A&M lost the Southwest Junior College Football Conference Championship 62-24 on Saturday to Navarro College.
As the third quarter wound down, NEO's Clayton Mitchem connected on a 34-yard pass to Garrett Powell who ran up the right side of the field for a touchdown chipping away at Navarro's 41-17 lead.
Shed shredded the NEO defense and walked 28 yards untouched to put Navarro up 48-17 in the fourth quarter.
NEO turned a fourth down into a gain of 15 yards and added more yardage on two more plays before Mitchem was tripped up at the one-yard line. On the next play, Mitchem took the ball in for NEO cutting the Navarro's lead to 48-24.
Navarro had 14 points in the final 10 minutes of the game.
The National Junior College Athletic Association bowls will extend invitations to teams this week.