Wolverines rally for 35-27 victory against Nettleton
East Webster quarterback Jack Wilson (6) throws a pass against Nettleton Friday night. (Photo by Diana Edwards, For Starkville Daily News)
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines might have had a different story to tell today if games were decided by a teamâ€™s performance in the first half.
However, the second half proved to be quite the boost for the Wolverines, as they defeated the Nettleton Tigers 35-27.
After starting the game by driving into Nettleton territory, East Webster came up empty-handed after a missed 35-yard field goal attempt. In their next three possessions of the first half, the Wolverines came in to the Tigersâ€™ end of the field, only to come up scoreless each time. Meanwhile, the Tigers found the end zone once in each quarter, as Levert Jernigan scored on a 55-yard reception and quarterback Dakota Cruber scored on a 2-yard sneak, to go into halftime ahead 14-0.
â€śAt the half, I just told them to keep fighting,â€ť East Webster head coach Doug Wilson said. â€śWe knew we had to come out in the second half and get a stop on their opening drive.â€ť
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