|W’view glad for bad Milan boots
|Posted: Monday, September 6, 2010 11:16 am
|Caleb Appleton twice missed game-winning field goals in the last 10 seconds, allowing seventh-ranked Westview to edge No. 2 Milan 15-14 in a District 13AA showdown Friday night in Martin.
The loss snapped a 31-game regular season winning streak for the Bulldogs, who’d last lost during seasonal play in Week 1 of 2007 against Huntingdon.
Appleton, a sophomore, got a second chance to be a hero after he was roughed on a 38-yard attempt. His 33-yarder then just missed, too.
Westview rallied from a 14-0 deficit and scored the game-winning TD with 1:15 to play on a six-yard run by Quan Williams.
The Chargers converted two times on third down with Williams’ run capping a 66-yard, 11-play drive.
Martin QB Tanner Spencer threw for 203 yards and ran for another 71 yards and a TD to key the victors’ comeback.
Milan sophomore signal-caller Caleb Powell had a pair of scoring tosses to Trey Milam and Rodney Nance had 94 yards rushing for the Bulldogs.
In other games from the opening week of district play Friday night:
Humboldt 35, Lake Co. 34
Quan Campbell capped a 179-yard, four-touchdown performance by running for the game-winning two-point conversion in overtime as the Vikings won a wild one and handed sixth-ranked LC a bitter loss.
The Falcons had rallied from a 21-0 first-half deficit to force overtime with a pair of fourth-quarter TDs and took a 34-27 lead after the last of Sam Hayes’ four touchdown passes — and third to Rafael Tyler.
But Campbell scored on a two-yard run, then lined up at quarterback and took a direct snap before scampering in for the game-winning conversion.
Hayes threw for 268 yards with Tyler on the receiving end seven times for 182 yards and the aforementioned three TDs.
McKenzie 27, Dresden 6
Richie Clark had a monster game with 366 all-purpose yards and scored all four Rebel touchdowns as McKenzie won a 13A matchup of state-ranked teams.
Clark ran for two TDs, caught a 64-yard scoring pass from Max Arnold and tacked on a 75-yard interception return as No. 3 beat No. 7.
Arnold threw for 184 yards on 7-of-15 passing and also ran for 48 yards for the Rebels who played their third straight state-ranked opponent and improved to 2-1 overall.
The Lions scored their only TD and took a lead midway through the first period when Dale Hutcherson threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Eric Van Dyke.
Huntingdon 49, Bruceton 13
Tyler Warbritton returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and gave the Mustangs the lead for good with a 36-yard scoring scamper as Huntingdon broke a two-game scoreless drought with a 35-point second half.
Five different players scored other than Warbritton for the Ponies, who trailed 7-0 in the first quarter after Chandler Jordan’s one-yard TD plunge.
North Side 35, Dyer Co. 14
The Indians intercepted Dylan Dye four times and forced six turnovers in all to knock off eighth-ranked (5A) DC.
North Side sophomore QB Adam Craig threw a pair of scoring passes and ran for a third touchdown while piling up 298 total yards.
West Carroll 20, Gleason 18
The War Eagles scored twice in the fourth quarter, then stopped a game-tying two-point conversion later in the period to square both teams’ records at 1-1.
Gleason, which outgained WC by nearly a two-to-one margin (348-178), was done in by a handful of special teams mistakes, including a blocked punt that Jacob Wynn recovered in the endzone for a touchdown for West Carroll.