Bears overcome 17-point deficit
Reporter Madison Hamilton
On friday night, two undefeated teams battled it out for the Downriver League title, Gibraltar Carlson and Wyandotte Roosevelt, the Bears came out on top of the thrilling 24-20 victory..
As the game got underway, Carlson scored on the Bears at 8:13 with a 10-yard touchdown pass and extra point making it 7-0.
Then with three minutes left in the first Carlson broke free for a 74-yard touchdown run. The 2 point conversion attempt was stalled by the Bears defense, making it 13-0.
The Bears broke away for a 57-yard pass play from quarterback Richie Miller to senior Hunter Sauve. With seconds left on the board, at the end of the first on fourth down Josh Castillo puts Wyandotte on the board with a 21-yard field goal.
Again Carlson marched downfield and with a minute left on the board the Marauders scored once more making it 20-3. Despite the 17 point deficit, that didn’t stop the Bears offense.
With 10 seconds left on the clock until the half, Ryley Stewart grabbed a 10-yard touchdown pass from Miller. This momentum carried the Bears into the second half.
During the 3rd quarter at 7:17 seconds, Allen Woodward took a handoff from Miller and ran for 25-yards. Wyandotte went for two, where Miller connected with Nico Fernandez for the conversion. Making it 20-17.
After the failed attempt of a fake punt from the Marauders, the Bears were in their own territory, where Miller and Fernandez connected again on a 10-yard touchdown pass giving the Bears their first lead of the game, 24-20.
In the fourth quarter, the Castillo punt pinned the Marauders at the 1-yard line. Carlson made it into Wyandotte territory but were called back due to a penalty putting them in a tough 4th and 18 situation. , Carlson’s break away was brought down by Andrew Murasky to run out the clock.
Wyandotte will face Melvindale next Friday at home to secure their DRL title.