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Southwood JH Football Sweeps Wabash

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The Southwood junior high football teams defeated Wabash Tuesday.

Southwood 7th Grade Triumphs Over Wabash in a Thrilling Opener

In a doubleheader against Wabash Junior High, Southwood’s 7th-grade team set the tone for the day with an exhilarating showdown. Here’s how it all unfolded:

1st Quarter: The action kicked off with a brilliant play from number 17, Bray Bassett, who connected with number 22, Dylan Hurst, on a 27-yard completion, positioning Southwood at the 12-yard line. Bray Bassett himself sealed the deal with a 12-yard run into the end zone, and the successful two-point conversion had Southwood leading 8-0. However, Wabash swiftly responded as number 85 returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, and their two-point conversion tied the game at 8 as the first quarter came to a close.

2nd Quarter: Southwood’s momentum continued into the second quarter when number 40, Lucas Drown, took the handoff and dashed 25 yards into the end zone, securing Southwood’s second touchdown of the day. Though the two-point conversion was unsuccessful, Southwood’s defense held firm, preventing Wabash from scoring on the final play of the half, leaving the score at 14-6 in Southwood’s favor at halftime.

3rd Quarter: The third quarter saw Wabash’s number 44 powering through at the one-yard line for a touchdown, and a successful two-point conversion allowed Wabash to seize their first lead at 16-14. Southwood swiftly retaliated on their next possession, with Lucas Drown breaking free for an impressive 46-yard touchdown run. The subsequent two-point conversion pushed Southwood ahead 22-16. On the kickoff that followed, Southwood executed an onside kick, brilliantly recovered by number 43, Grady Dillon. The quarter wrapped up with Dylan Hurst running out the final 19 seconds on the clock with a remarkable 40-yard run, setting the stage for an exciting fourth quarter.

4th Quarter: Southwood dominated the clock but couldn’t add more points to their lead. As the fourth quarter wound down, Wabash had one last chance to stage a comeback. However, Southwood’s stalwart defense held strong, and Lucas Drown sealed the victory with a sack on the final play. With no timeouts left for Wabash, the clock ran out, securing Southwood 7th grade’s triumphant start to the season.

Southwood’s next challenge awaits on September 12th, as they face Northfield at Northfield, with the game set to start at 5:30.

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In a doubleheader matchup against Wabash Junior High, Southwood’s junior football teams showcased their skills and determination, with the 8th graders building on the excitement generated by the 7th graders. Here’s the recap:

1st Quarter: Midway through the opening quarter, Wabash made an impressive drive, culminating in their quarterback, number 10, connecting with number 11 for a 7-yard touchdown pass. However, the two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful, giving Wabash an early 6-0 lead. Southwood quickly responded when number 30, Pancho Lopez, broke free for a 30-yard touchdown run, though the subsequent two-point conversion was no good. Following a successful defensive stop by Southwood, number 15, Blake Henderson, found number 30, Pancho Lopez, for a 56-yard touchdown pass, propelling Southwood ahead 14-6 as the first quarter concluded.

2nd Quarter: Wabash showcased resilience as they wore down the Southwood defense, ultimately allowing number 43 of Wabash to finish a long drive with a 6-yard touchdown run. The successful two-point conversion leveled the score at 14. Southwood seemed poised for a promising drive late in the quarter, highlighted by Blake Henderson’s connection with Pancho Lopez for a 20-yard gain. However, Wabash’s defense held firm, regaining possession. In the waning moments of the half, as Wabash attempted to mount a drive, number 9, Blake Enyert, intercepted a pass, preserving a 14-14 tie for Southwood heading into halftime.

3rd Quarter: Southwood faced challenges on their opening drive of the second half, leading to excellent field position for Wabash. However, the Knights’ defense ignited a momentum shift, forcing a fumble that was recovered by number 35, Camden Wyatt. Southwood capitalized on the turnover as Pancho Lopez sprinted 85 yards for another touchdown. A successful two-point conversion put the Knights ahead 22-14. Momentum swayed again as Wabash’s number 11 returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown. Number 19, Eli Shellhammer, thwarted the two-point conversion attempt, maintaining Southwood’s slim lead at 22-20.

4th Quarter: In a fiercely contested final quarter, both defenses held their ground. Southwood had a late-game opportunity to secure the win with 1st and goal, but they couldn’t convert, however, effectively forcing Wabash to use their remaining timeouts. With just 1 minute and 40 seconds left, Wabash faced the daunting task of driving the length of the field with no timeouts. However, the drive was cut short as number 9, Blake Enyert, secured a game-ending interception, sealing Southwood’s victory. The Knights effectively ran out the clock, preserving the hard-fought win with a final score of 22-20.

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