Mohawk Warriors fight off the Freedom Bulldogs
Written by: Austin Schroeder on Saturday, October 14th, 2017
What started out as a back and forth game turned into Mohawk defending their six point lead over Freedom. The Warriors held their lead over the Bulldogs through the third and fourth quarter defeating Freedom with a score of Mohawk 20 and Freedom 14.
Freedom got to receive the opening kickoff of the game to control the ball first. On third down on their first set of downs, Zach Rosa threw a pass to Noah Henderson took the ball 58-yards on the third play of the game. This gave the Bulldogs a seven-point lead over the Warriors after a successful extra point kick.
Mohawk came back on the field after the Bulldogs’ touchdown to receive the ball. After a drive full of rushing plays, Mohawk eventually ended up on Freedom’s 2-yard line. With a little over four minutes remaining in the first quarter, Braydon Cameron ran the ball into the end zone for a Warrior touchdown. After a missed extra point, the score was Freedom 7 and Mohawk 6.
In the second quarter, the Bulldogs made their way back into Warrior territory. The ball was placed on Mohawk’s 26-yard line. Rosa found Noah Yeck in the end zone for a 26-yard touchdown. This took the score to Freedom 14 and Mohawk 6.
. Later in the second quarter Mohawk ran, with an occasional pass, against Freedom to make their way onto Freedom’s 3-yard line. Cameron ran the ball into the end zone for his second touchdown of the night. Mohawk went for two points which was successful as Cameron ran the ball in for the 2-point conversion.
The Warriors got to receive the ball after halftime to begin their drive. Mohawk ran the ball at Freedom until they got to Freedom’s 19-yard line. Cameron once again ran the ball 19-yards to get his third touchdown of the night. They attempted the extra point but were unsuccessful. This left the Warriors leading the Bulldogs 20-14.
Neither team let the other score another point after the third quarter touchdown. The Bulldogs were the last team to be on the offensive side. With 50 seconds remaining on the clock, Freedom had to travel 75-yards in order to score a touchdown. After two QB scrambles and a pass, Freedom was around the 50-yard line with less than 10 seconds on the clock. On the final play, Rosa looked for Jake Pail in the end zone but Mohawk sealed the game by intercepting the ball with no time left on the clock. This set a final score of Mohawk 20 and Freedom 14.
Both teams are on the road next week as Freedom will travel to Neshannock and Mohawk will be traveling to Vincentian.
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