The Wolverines of Watkins Mill hosted the neighboring Coyotes of Clarksburg in what has proven to be an intense rivalry between both schools. Once again, fans were not disappointed. Coyotes won the toss, electing to defer until the second half. The opening drive resulted in a touchdown run by senior Quinton Littlejohn giving the wolverines a 7-0 lead. The Wolverines and Coyotes matched each others intensity hit for hit, resulting in a Watkins Mill injury of Prodige Kikwata a key player and capital.
An interception by Coyote Jared Thompson put Clarksburg in scoring position, but the Wolverine defense held them off, to the end the first half 7-0 Wolverines. The second half remained as intense as the first. While the absence of injured Kikwata was noticed on the field, backup Jordan Taylor did an excellent job stepping into the linebacker position. The game remained intense and Clarksburg running back Tavis Holland was injured and treated by medics. With just over two minutes left in the game, running back Bruno Anyangwe led the Coyotes down the field resulting in their only touchdown of the game, which was followed by a successful 2 point conversion giving the Coyotes an 8-7 lead. The Wolverines offense drove relentlessly down the field and quickly found themselves in field goal range.
With only seconds left, quarterback and kicker, Pat Schlosser lined up and successfully kicked the field goal, pulling Watkins Mill to a 10-8 lead. With time running out, the Coyotes attempted a hail-Mary pass that was batted down by the Wolverines ending the game. Next week, the Coyotes travel to Northwest high school while the Wolverines host the Rockville Rams in their homecoming game.
Final Score Watkins Mill HS 10 Clarksburg 8
Story by Amy Icenhower Baena
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