Woodland started off hot, as Asa James scored on the Wildcats opening drive on a 7-yard rush. But the Lions answered on their following drive to tie the game and took the lead 14-7 on their second possession of the game.
Woodland tied the game at 14 apiece on a 59-yard pass-and-catch, but Hebron would once again answer the Woodland score. The Wildcats saw their largest deficit of the game following an interception return for a touchdown to give Hebron a 27-14 lead. Woodland placekicker Chris Sanchez connected on a 36-yard field goal with 30 seconds left in the half to cut the deficit to 10.
On the opening kickoff of the second half, Woodland recovered an onside kick and converted a 4th down on a fake punt. The Wildcats were unable to capitalize on their surprise attacks and were forced to punt the ball away.
The Wildcats did strike first in the third quarter on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Breelace Williams to Harland Morris, but, as they had done all night, the Lions roared back on a quarterback keeper to hold a 34-24 advantage with just 12 minutes remaining in the game.
The Wildcats were unable to capitalize on several drives in the fourth quarter, while Hebron Christian was able to keep the 10-point advantage throughout the quarter to hold off Woodland attack.
Woodland will next host North Springs next Friday night with kickoff set for 7:30 PM. You can hear the game as the Bartow Sports Zone Game of the Week on bartowsportszone.com.