After a rough loss last week in which Dunbar held a big lead but couldn't stop Big School Cin. Princeton in the second half, the team knew that it had let a big chance slip away.
Winning that game vs a big school? Would've sent the Wolverines on their way up the ladder for a playoff berth.
Instead? A crushing loss, including two injured QBs, put them at 1-2.
So going into Stargell Stadium to face the Hughes squad, the writing was on the wall.
Win or face a reality of not making the playoffs.
With that being said, the Wolverines put on a brilliant defensive performance as they won 32-12 last weekend, solidifying themesleves as a playoff contender, and winning in the Nati' as well- not a easy task- for the first time in a long long time.
The Wolverines intercepted two passes for TDs, recovered 3 fumbles, sacked the QB multiple times and completely controlled the game.
Star wideout Terrance Landers Jr. scored on 2 long TD passes to provide the offense.
Dunbar Coach Darren Powell was really pleased with the offense, but ecstatic about the D.
|Dunbar Coach Powell working the sidelines|
"That type of defense will get us to the playoffs this year." he reiterated to his squad.
Super sophomores Joseph Scates (#6) & Tavion Thomas (#27) were the recipients of the pick 6's that fueled the win.
Senior Julien Stokes also played well on D.
Can Dunbar do the same thing to a Schroeder team
that defeated a tough Meadowdale team last week in Cincy?
Rams get tough call late, lose @ Centerville
The Trotwood- Centerville match-up has produced some great battles but I don't know if any are more
controversial then what happened last Friday night in Centerville.
|Centerville star RB running from the Rams|
Centerville jumped out to a huge lead, but Trotwood made a stinging comeback to take the lead. After going down 33 - 28 lead in the 4th quarter, Centerville got the ball back with a chance to take the lead themselves. After getting deep in Rams territory they were stopped on 4th down, and with less than a minute left, it looked like a win for Trotwood.
Lo and behold a flag was thrown.
Initially thought to be a unsportsmanlike conduct for a celebration, turned out to be a too many players (13) on the field penalty on the Rams D.
Centerville accepted the penalty and the ball back, and ended up scoring a touchdown very shortly after, leaving a furious Trotwood-Madison team to say the least.
While Centerville (2-2) desperately needed the win, Trotwood (3-1) will have to bounce back & still looks good as far as the playoffs are concerned.