Heller sparks spirited Woodmen rally
Greenwood coach Mike Campbell had a simple haltime message for the Woodmen: ignore the score and stay focused.
Clearly, the Woodmen listened.
Behind the inspired play of senior quarterback Matt Heller, the Class 4A No. 7 Woodmen rallied from a 27-14 first-half deficit for a 41-40 win Saturday afternoon at Class 2A Guerin Catholic.
The game had been postponed a day due to Friday night’s storms.
Heller accounted for three fourth-quarter touchdowns, including the game-winner, to help the Woodmen stay undefeated at 6-0.
Heller scored the decisive touchdown on a one-yard plunge on fourth-and-goal with 1:15 remaining in the game.
Greenwood’s defense came up big and kept the Golden Eagles out of the end zone before time expired.
Grizzly Cubs rally past Mooresville for win
The Franklin football team had gone nearly a month without a win. The way the Grizzly Cubs started at Mooresville, it looked liked drought might continue.
But it didn’t.
Franklin snapped a three-game skid with a 21-14 win Saturday afternoon at Mid-State Conference rival Mooresville. The game had started Friday night but was postponed by lightning with Mooresville up 14-0 after the first quarter.
The Cubs returned refreshed and refocused the next day in scoring 21 unanswered points and shutting the Pioneers’ offense down.
The win was Franklin’s first since an Aug. 24 victory against Shelbyville.
“We really had a slow start but Mooresville had a lot to do with that,” Franklin coach Brian Harbin said. “They played solid that quarter, but we challenged our kids to come back. Our big thing is control, and we did that.
“We also want to be resilient, and we were that and grew as a team.”
Edinburgh has no
answers for Lutheran
In four previous tries, the Edinburgh football team had no answers for Lutheran.
The Lancers’ fortunes were no better on their attempt for a breakthrough against the Saints.
In a game that was postponed by Friday night’s storms, Class A Edinburgh lost 35-14 Saturday evening at Class A Lutheran.
The Saints have won all five meetings dating to 2007.
Led by senior quarterback Bryce Brockett, Lutheran tallied 389 yards of total offense. Brockett threw five touchdown passes, including four to wide receiver J.C. Faubion.
Lutheran (3-3) did most of its damage after a scoreless first quarter.
The Saints got their offense going in the second quarter when Brockett hit Faubion on a slant for an eight-yard touchdown.