The Wabash football team gave Rochester all they could handle for 3 1/2 quarters Saturday, before falling to the Zebras 14-0.
The Apaches had a shot to grab the lead in the first quarter when a stalled drive forced a punt that was fumbled by Rochester and Ben Dillon recovering on the Zebra 22. Luke Proctor would take the second play to the 9yl and on fourth a goal the Apache field goal try was blocked.
Wabash mounted another drive midway through the second quarter that started on the Rochester 44. The Apaches managed to get the ball to the Rochester, but the Zebra defense along with an Apache penalty stalled the drive. On Rochester first play of their next possession Trevor Gray picked off a Zebra pass to give Wabash the ball on the Rochester 49. The Apaches couldn’t get past the Rochester 30 as they stalled on downs and the first half ended 0-0.
Wabash had the ball first in the third quarter, but a couple Apache penalties would stall the drive. Defense was the name of the game in the third quarter as neither team could penetrate the others defense as we went to the fourth quarter scoreless.
Wabash was in the middle of a drive when the fourth quarter started, getting to the Rochester 36 on fourth down when they faked a punt with Dirig taking it to the 47 for a first down. Three plays later the Apaches fumbled with Rochester recovering and mounting a drive when they fumbled with Julian Hobson recovering on the 4yl. On the second play Wabash fumbled again with Rochester capitalizing with a score three plays later with 7:48 left to go up 7-0. The Zebras would tack on another score with 3:00 remaining for the 14-0 score.
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