Wolverines fall to West Alexander 24-0
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
The Watauga Wolverines fell 24-0 to West Alexander in middle school football Wednesday at Jack Groce Stadium.
West Alexander scored two touchdowns in the second quarter, including one that used a little trickery. West quarterback Jackson Barr threw a quick pass to the flat, which was lateraled to Bryson Godfrey.
Godfrey looked like he had no room to run, but reversed his field completely and outran the Wolverines first to the other sideline, and then to the end zone. The play went for 24 yards and was made on a fourth-and-14 with 29.2 seconds left in the first half.
The play gave the Bulldogs an 18-0 halftime lead.
Watauga's best chance to score happened on the drive before Godfrey's touchdown. The Wolverines drove from their 41-yard line down to the West Alexander 6-yard line following a 24-yard run by Joey Watson.
But the Wolverines fumbled the ball to West Alexander, which took over at its own 5-yard line. Godfrey got the Bulldogs out of trouble by cranking out a 50-yard run on West Alexander's first play of the drive. Seven plays later, he was in the end zone.
Godfrey also scored on an 18-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and fullback Dakota Jones scored on a 9-yard run in the second quarter for the Bulldogs. Kendall Flowers closed out the scoring for West Alexander with a 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Watauga plays at East Alexander on Sept. 11.