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Monday, September 30, 2013

Varsity Football

Got Copper? The Wynford Royals Do! 

By: Lexi Creel 

On September 28th, 2013, the Wynford Royals hosted their biggest rivals the Bucyrus Redmen. Sixteen straight years the copper kettle has stayed with the Wynford Royals.  Wynford (3-2, 2-0 NCC ) and Bucyrus (2-3 1-1 NCC) both showed they were ready to fight for the copper kettle. The Royals started the game off with Corey Brown throwing a halfback pass to Keaton Teynor to take a 7-0 lead. Wynford’s defense was not able to stop the Redmen’s offense from scoring when the Redmen brought the score to 7-6 after missing the extra point attempt. The Royals continued making big offensive plays when Hayden Rhoades delivered a Royal touchdown to bring the score to 14-6. As halftime approached, the Redmen scored on a 75 yard pass to bring the Redmen to within one, 14-13. The Royals did not give up when Brock Williamson came right back with a 51 yard run before halftime bringing the Royals lead to 21-13.  Not only did the first half bring the crowd to their feet cheering but the second half had the crowd biting their nails wondering what was going to happen next. The Royals started the third quarter with Brock Williamson throwing a 60 yard touchdown pass to Keaton Teynor, to bring the score to 27-13 Royals. The Redmen still continued to fight back with another score bringing it to 27-20. The Royals fought back with Brock Williamson taking the ball in from the 1 yard increasing the Royal’s lead to 33-20 at the end of the third. The fourth quarter approached and both teams were fighting hard for the copper kettle. The Redmen scored again bringing them within one score before sophomore, Cole Fortner, answered back to the Redmen’s score with a 90 yard punt return bringing the score to 41-27.  The clock continued ticking down in the 4th quarter and the Redmen continued to fight back after trailing the entire game. The crowd continued biting their nails, hanging on to each other, and praying the for Royals to stop the Redmen. The Redmen scored with under two minutes remaining bringing the Redmen within a point of the Royals. They lined up for an extra
point attempt calling a timeout as the ball splits the upright removing the tying points from the scoreboard. The Redmen decided to go for a two point conversion trying to win the game in regulation. The Royal’s defense came up big with a stop at the three yard line forcing the Redmen to an onside kick which was recovered by the Royals. One minute and counting, quarterback Brock Williamson takes a knee for a Wynford Royal win, 41-40. The copper kettle stays with the Royals for one more year.

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