The Wabash football team fell behind early to Alexandria Friday and could never catch back up as they fell to the Tigers 27-18.
After a couple defensive stops by the Apaches in the first Alexandria would be the defense to capitalize as they recovered a Wabash fumble and scored on a 47yd pass play to take a 6-0 lead which would be all the scoring in the first quarter.
On their first possession of the second quarter the Tigers would score again on a 20yd pass play and convert the two point conversion to grab a 14-0 lead with 8:14 left in the half. The Apaches would continue to play good defense and keep Alexandria close until the offense answered right before the half. Wabash would drive the field with Jared Holley hitting Austin Vinopal at the 30yl with 1:20 on the clock. With 12.8 seconds left in the half Holley would scramble and score from 15yds out to make it 14-6 at the half.
Each team would score once in the third. Alexandria got the first score when the defense picked off Holley and scored with 9:59 left for a 20-6 lead. The Apaches would answer the score with one of their own when Holley broke loose for 52yds to make it 20-12.
With 9:20 left in the game the Apaches had a chance to draw even when they had a 4th and goal from the half yard line and was stopped short. Alexandria would then answer the stop with a 95yd run for a touchdown as the lead grew to 27-12. Not giving up, Wabash would close the gap with 4:25 left when Holley found Austin Wieland up the middle for an 80yd scoring strike to make it 27-18. Wabash would attempt an onside kick with the Tigers recovering and preserving the 27-18 final.
We have not received the official game stats at this time.