Field goal in the final seconds beats Whitewater, 17-14

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 8:28am
By: The Citizen

The Whitewater Wildcats struck first in their game against Mays last Friday as Thomas Frierson ran 9 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Mays answered though with a nine-play, 73-yard drive that was capped off with a 5-yard touchdown run.

In the second quarter, Frierson, who finished with 76 yards on 16 carries, got in the end zone again, scoring on a 2-yard touchdown run. It was the final play in a 14-play drive that covered 91 yards for the Wildcats, giving them a 14-7 lead at the half.

Mays drove 96 yards in seven plays in the third quarter to tie the game and then kicked a 20-yard field goal with five seconds left in the game to get the win, 17-14.

In addition to Frierson’s performance on the ground, Whitewater got 76 yards from Chris Wingate on 11 carries and 36 yards from quarterback Chase Penland on six carries. Penland was 4-for-11 passing with 44 yards and an interception.

Defensively, Zach Mann led the team with 19 total tackles (seven solo, 12 assists), while Davis Knowles added 11 (seven solo and four assists) and Thomas Richards and Jake Fisher each added six total tackles.

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