Oct 6, 2012
On Friday night in a rivalry game between the Wake Forest-Rolesville Cougars and the Wakefield Wolverines, a game of runs went Wakefield's way in a 33-19 win.
Wake Forest Rolesville’s first score of the game, an 11-yard pass from Cameron Fray to Devante Reynolds sparked the first run of the game, this one by the Wolverines.
Trailing 7-0 with two minutes to go in the first quarter, Wakefield used an 8-play, 65-yard drive to tally back on an 18-yard pass from Connor Mitch to Chris Ballen. The point after was blocked by Wake Forest to keep a 7-6 Cougars lead.
Wakefield got the ball back with just over eight minutes to go in the second quarter, and Mitch found Jordan Fielleteau, who finished the game with 193 yards receiving, for a score to give Wakefield the lead, 12-7. The touchdown came one play after Mitch connected with Fielleteau for 32 yards on a 4th down and 7.
Wakefield concluded their first half run with another Mitch touchdown. Mitch’s 5-yard touchdown run capped a 13-play, 75-yard scoring drive by the Wolverines, and gave them a 19-7 advantage at the half.
In the third quarter, Wake Forest-Rolesville began a run, but they had to do it without one of their workhorses. The Cougars were without running back Petey Williams for most of the final three quarters due to an ankle injury.
Wakefield received the second half kickoff, promptly committed two penalties and snapped the ball over Mitch’s head in what would result in a safety that trimmed the Wakefield lead to 19-9.
A Wakefield fumble deep in Cougar territory led to a 27-yard field goal by Wake Forest to cut the lead once again, 19-12. The Cougar’s run was capped with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Taylor Bagley to even the score at 19 with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Wakefield then answered with what was the final run of the game. The Wolverines used five plays, and just over one minute of game clock, to make the score 25-19, as Mitch connected with Ballen once again.
Mitch finished the night with 319 yards passing. Wakefield scored one more time to cement the rivalry victory, as Shawnya Banks punched it in from 2 yards out for a 33-19 Wolverines lead, and the final score of the contest.
The win moves Wakefield to 7-1 overall, and 3-1 in the Cap 8. The Wolverines will travel to Enloe next Friday night. The loss drops Wake Forest-Rolesville to 7-1 on the season, and 3-1 in the Cap 8. The Cougars will host Sanderson next Friday night.
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