The Wabash JV football team pounded out a tough 16-6 win over Peru Monday night at Wabash.
Each team had a total of two possesions each in the first quarter with neither going anywhere. The highlight of the quarter was a Isaiah Smith interception.
In the second quarter you would have thought it had been raining as fumbles was the name of the game. On Peru’s second possesion they fumbled with Wabash’s Trevor Vest recovering. Wabash returned the favor on their next possesion, giving the Tigers the ball right back. Not to be out done, the Tigers fumbled with Devin Bitzel recovering. On the Apaches last possesion of the quarter, Peru intercepted a Roger Davis pass to stop a run. While both teams played hot potato the defenses stepped up and the score was 0-0 at the half.
Peru wasted no time getting things going in the third quarter, scoring on a pass with 6:32 to go in the quarter to make it 6-0. Wabash would then mount their own drive. On the Peru 41, Davis hit Bitzel to the 23. Kodi Clemons then had runs of 10yds and 9 yds to take it to the Tiger 4, before Davis ran it in.Clemons ran in the two point conversion and the Apaches led 8-6 with 1:01 to go. Peru fumbled on their first play after the kick off, giving Wabash one more shot before the quarter ended. Davis threw a 26yd strike over two defenders to Smith, who made a shoe string catch for the touchdown. Clemons ran in the two point conversion and Wabash was up 16-6 with a quarter to go.
Neither team would score in the fourth quarter, but there was a play that could have been. Isaiah Smith intercepted a Tiger pass for the second time and ran in back 70yds for a touchdown that was called back for a personal foul.
The JV Apaches matched the varsity record at 1-0.