Watauga junior varsity football team trips Foard
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
Watauga's junior varsity football team never trailed Fred T. Foard in its 27-6 victory over the Tigers at Jack Groce Stadium Thursday night.
The Pioneers (4-1, 2-0 Northwestern Conference) got touchdowns from four different players. The Pioneers also got a defensive touchdown when Jacob Campbell recovered a fumble caused by a quarterback sack and raced 32 yards for the final touchdown of the game.
"That was a big play," Watauga coach Dustin Kerley said. "That's something we work on in practice. It's always good to see something you work on in practice being implemented into the game."
Watauga had already scored three touchdowns by then. The Pioneers drove 56 yards in nine plays on a march capped by a 1-yard run by quarterback Hamilton Castle. Watauga's Chase Palm's extra point put the Pioneers in front 7-0 with 2:30 left in the first quarter.
Castle helped get the Pioneers on the scoreboard in the second quarter when he tossed a pass to Case Taylor, who raced 71 yards up the left sideline for a touchdown. The extra point was blocked, but the Pioneers led 13-0 with 2:20 left in the first half.
Foard got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter, but Watauga answered with a 64-yard touchdown run by Evan Suggs with 2:59 left in the game that put the Pioneers in front 27-6.
"He's a hard runner," Kerley said. "He's tough to bring down. We know when he's carrying the ball, it's going to take two or three guys to get him down."
Watauga plays at Freedom on Oct. 10.