by: Isaiah Shelvin
On Thursday night the Central freshmen football team looked for its first win against the Douglas Patriots at O’Harra Stadium. Things looked good for Central, who outsized and outnumbered the small Douglas squad.
On the first offensive series, Central’s John Wolfe ran the ball hard, setting up quarterback Dillon Wolf to book left on third down and run 17 yards for a touchdown. But a tough Douglas defense picked off Dillon a few plays later and returned it to tie the game, 6-6.
In the second quarter Dillon Wolf had a costly fumble that resulted in the Douglas quarterback, Tucker Severson, leading his team down to the end zone for a score. The game remained calm for the third quarter with both defenses holding strong. Nearing the end of the fourth quarter, a fired-up Central offense led a promising drive to try and tie the game up. On fourth and five, Dillon was under heavy pressure, forcing him to throw a bad pass, which Douglas easily picked off to end the game.
Unfortunately, with the 12-6 loss the Central freshmen are now 0 and 3.