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Bobcats Hand Warriors First Defeat

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 9/14/2013

Norwayne outlast's Ontario in an exciting back and forth affair, handing the Warriors their first loss of the season 42-34.

The Bobcats jumped out to an early 14-point lead with a Hunter Shue pick-6 on the Warriors opening posession and a touchdown grab by Kaleb Harris off another Tyler Boatwright interception. But Boatwright would answer back with a rushing score and 82- yard bomb to Cameron Mack, knotting the game at 14 a piece.

Norwayne's Joe Dreher would connect with Harris for another score later in the 2nd quarter, throwing for 183 yards and 3 TD's in the first half to put the Bobcats on top at the break 28-21. Then in the second half Norwayne would turn to the running game, grinding out long scoring drives with running back Jeremy Miller.

Ontario would find themselves down a couple scores in the 4th quarter, but battled back to pull within 42-34. With just over 2 minutes to play, the Warriors stopped Norwayne on 4th down and had a chance to drive 85-yards for the game tying score. However, Ontario's drive would sputter out around mid-field and the Bobcats hung on for an 8-point win.

Ontario actually outgained Norwayne on the night 354-351, but the Bobcats won the turnover battle 2-0. Norwayne also had 19 first downs to the Warriors 14.

Dreher finished the game 20-24 for 289 yards, 4 TD's and 0 Int's. Miller had 27 carries for 110 yards, 1 TD and a 30- yard TD rec. Harris caught 4 passes for 103 yards and 2 scores.

Boatwright passed for 240 yards, 1 TD, 2 Int's and also ran in 2 scores. Shawn Van Horn, who filled in for the injured Jordan Campbell at running back, carried 16 times for 115 yards and 1 TD. Mack had 9 rec, 168 yards, 1 TD and an 82-yard punt return TD.

Ontario (2-1) will play at Willard next Friday in their first ever NOL game. Norwayne (2-1)will host Rittman.

   
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