The Woodland Wildcats (1-2) fell to the Model Blue Devils on Friday night by a score of 27-21.

The Woodland offense stalled to begin the game but awoke after a Model punt was stripped by the Woodland return man by Amir Pinkard, who then ran the extra nine yards for the score. The Wildcat special teams unit did block the PAT. After one quarter was complete, Woodland was down 6-0.

The second quarter was a different story for the Wildcats. Devin Teasley scored early in the second quarter, but like Woodland did to Model earlier, the Blue Devils blocked the PAT. After a Model punt, Jamarion Walker capped off a Woodland drive with a rushing touchdown. Teasley scored the 2-point conversion to give Woodland a 14-6 lead. The Wildcats drove the ball down inside the red zone late in the second quarter, but a pass was intercepted by Pinkard to thwart the Woodland drive. Even though the Wildcats could cap the quarter with points, they went into the half with high spirits with 14-unanswered points.

The third quarter looked similar to the second to start. Woodland’s Teasley found the end zone for the second time and after the PAT, it appeared that Woodland was on its way to a win.

Model had other plans.

Gage McWhorter found the end zone first and then Pinkard followed with his second score of the game. Model converted a 2-point conversion and within a relative flash, had tied the game at 21. Both teams exchanged punts, but it was Model’s Collin Watson who scored the go-ahead touchdown late. Once again, Model’s PAT was blocked. The Woodland offense was not able to build sustained drives and ran out of time with the ball at midfield.

Woodland will host the Pepperell Dragons next Friday night at 7:30 PM. You can stream the game by visiting Bartow Sports Zone 2.