by Elizabeth McGrath, recruit757
The Woodside Wolverines (3-2) traveled to Hampton’s Darling Stadium to face the 3-3 Bethel Bruins. Peninsula District games were canceled last weekend due to inclement weather.
One exception came with Bethel. The Bruins played against division rival Hampton Crabbers Tuesday evening. Saturday’s game was the second in a week, while the Wolverines had a two week hiatus. Their last game, September 25th, was a 42-0 win against Warwick’s Raiders.
In the first quarter, Tyhier Tyler scored the first points for the Wolverines after a fake handoff and sweep. Kicker Chad Mitchel secured the extra point, giving Woodside the lead for the majority of the first half. The second quarter, it was Cornerback Terry Chisley who returned a punt, placing the Bruins at the Woodside 3 yard for a First and Goal. Quarterback Lekendrell Lowther scored for the Bruins, pushing the football into the Wolverine end zone. With a successful extra point and 5:24 left in the first half, both Woodside and Bethel had seven points. The end of the first half placed the Bruins ahead, with running back Janaz Jordan’s buoyant two yarder but missed extra point. The score was 13-7 in favor of Bethel.
The second half was all Woodside Wolverines. It began with an effective D’Angelo Cheeson. The junior scored for the Wolverines, intercepting a pass on the first play and running back to the end zone for 29 yards. With Mitchel’s extra point, Woodside led by a single point minutes after the beginning of third quarter. Despite Bethel’s Navarro Price start at the third quarter, Cheeson and Mitchel again scored in the quarter 21-13 with 3:49 in the third quarter. Quarterback Tyler connected with Tamir Walker for a 50 yard touchdown with a minute left in the third. Mitchel secured the extra point.
The final score for Saturday afternoon’s matchup was 28-13 with a win for Woodside. Bethel will face the 0-6 Menchville Monarchs at Todd Stadium on Saturday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. Woodside’s will play at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Todd against the 4-2 Denbigh Patriots.
FINAL: Woodside 28, Bethel 13
– Elizabeth McGrath