Six weeks ago Waverly-Shell rock and West Delaware battled for a berth in the state tournament. Friday night on the gridiron--fifth ranked Waverly-Shell Rock hosts fourth ranked West Delaware in a showdown in 3A district 3.
The Go Hawks played and beat two 4A teams in non-district play..
On West Delaware's first play from scrimmage--the Hawks' Brent Lammers fires and is picked off by Go-Hawks Ryan Sprain --- Waverly-Shell Rock gets a field goal out of the turnover --Go Hawks lead 3-0.
The next time Waverly-Shell rock gets the ball--Riley Steckleberg scores on a short run. The Go-Hawks lead 9-0.
But things turn for coach Mark Hubbard's squad -- on the first play of the second quarter. West Delaware's Coy Russell takes a hand off--breaks a couple of tackles and sprints 35 yards to pull the hawks within 9-7 .
Later in the second quarter-- West Delaware quarterback Brent Lammers with all kinds of time fires a 20 yard touchdown touchdown pass to Trent Curley-- the Hawks grab a 14-9 lead.
Waverly-Shell Rock comes back-- Jake Velky goes up top to Alex Robson---who does a little shake and fake for 35 yards. Into the red zone.
But on fourth an goal from the half yard line-- the West Delaware defense stops the go-hawks cold....
And then West Delaware goes 99 and a half yards-- Brent Lammers goes deep-- and the Hawks John Nagel out leaps two Go-Hawk defenders on a pretty 63 yard touchdown play-- West Delaware leads 21-12 at halftime...
And West Delaware wins the big showdown 29-18