The Whippet Football Team came up short in a comeback attempt against the visiting Spartans of McFarland on Friday, September 17.
The first points of the game came from McFarland in the middle of the first quarter, but the Whippets responded with a 10-play drive capped off by an 11-yard touchdown run by Evaristo Soto. The Whippets missed the extra point leaving the score at 6-7. That score was maintained until halftime as the Whippets came up with two big end zone interceptions by Marcus DePorter and Nate Black.
McFarland was able to score twice in the 3rd quarter taking a 21-6 lead.
Early in the 4th quarter, Whitewater came up with another nice drive and finished with a 21-yard touchdown pass from Brock Grosinske to Marcus DePorter. After a successful two-point conversion, that would be the final score of the game, as the Whippets fell by a score of 14-28.
Grosinske: 14/26 passes, 147 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Friend: 19 carries, 73 yards
Soto: 3 carries, 20 yards, 1 TD
DePorter: 5 receptions, 73 yards, 1 TD
Friend: 15 tackles
Raglin: 11 tackles
Stevenson: 10 tackles
Black: 4 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FR
DePorter: 1 tackle, 1 INT
Ortiz: 4 tackles, 1 FF
Article Submitted by Jason Bleck
Whitewater High School Head Football Coach
Photo Courtesy of Bob Mischka