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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Varsity Football

Early Exit From Playoffs

By: Todd Enders

The Wynford Royals ran into a tough Delta Panthers team in the first round of the state playoffs losing 21-15 and exiting the playoffs earlier than antipacting. Delta's 6-4 record was no indication of a weak team. The Panthers used a steady ground attack of B. Storeholder and J. Beverly which the Royals had difficulty controlling.
The Royals got out to an early lead on a 13 yard run by Zach Hoffman and two point conversion on a trick extra point play taking an 8-0. Wynford looked as if they were going to take an early 15-0 but a block in the back penalty negated the touchdown.
The Panthers got on the board just before halftime on a 6 yard run by Storeholder and the kick after was good bringing the score to 8-7 still in favor of the Royals. Delta put together two scoring drives during the second half both by Beverly giving the Panthers a 21-8 lead. Beverly's second score came after the Royals gave Delta a second chance on a face mask penalty on strong goal line stand.
Wynford would not give up. With roughly 8:00 left in the game, the Royals got good field position after the kick off and took the ball down the field and scored. Hoffman's 7 yard run brought the Royals to within seven at 21-15 with 6:49 left to play.
A strong defensive stand by the Royals gave them an opportunity to tie the game. With no time outs left and time ticking away, an interception ended the Royals playoff dreams. Wynford's season comes to an end with an impressive 9-2 record and another N10 championship.