The Woodland Wildcats (1-2) fell to the Model Blue Devils (1-2) 17-14 in overtime on Friday night.
The Wildcats struck first as Chase Carson scored on a 2-yard run. The Wildcats and Blue Devils traded several turnovers, but neither was able to capitalize on the other’s misfortunes. Model was able to score on a 25-yard touchdown run by Jeremiah Gamble to tie up the score.
Let’s go back to back! Students, staff, and Woodland fans everywhere: come out and support our seniors and cheer on the Wildcats against Model! pic.twitter.com/lg8vktkwwD
— Woodland High School – Cartersville (@WHSCartersville) September 1, 2022
But Woodland would answer. The answer would occur on the very next play.
Isaiah Livsey took the ensuing kickoff 62 yards to the end zone to once again give Woodland a lead. This play seemed controversial at the time, however. It appeared that Livsey may have had a knee down during his return, but the officials believed otherwise – much to the dismay of the Model sideline.
Woodland would hold the advantage entering the half, but Model wasn’t giving up.
It took a large chunk of the third quarter, but Model went on a death march and finished up the 14-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Dillon Silver to Jeremias Heard to once again tie things up. Neither team would score in the fourth despite getting into opposing territory multiple times. With things tied up, the game went to overtime.
Woodland had the first chance to score, but threw an interception at the Model 10-yard line. The Blue Devils then took the ball for its possession and kicked a 27-yard field goal for a thrilling win – its first of the season.
Woodland will travel to Pepperell next Friday night with kickoff set for 7:30 PM.