By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
October 29, 2012
MANCHESTER, Ohio — All’s well that ends well.
South Gallia concluded its 2012 football season in style Friday night following a 34-14 victory over host Manchester in a Week 10 contest in Adams County.
The visiting Rebels (2-8) rallied back from a 6-0 first quarter deficit by scoring 28 consecutive points en route to a 28-6 advantage through three periods of play. The Greyhounds (1-9) managed a score early in the fourth to pull back to within 28-14, but SGHS capped the evening with a late score to wrap up the 20-point decision.
The Rebels — who finish the season with a two-game winning streak — trailed 6-0 after Ryan Woolard returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for Manchester’s only lead of the night. SGHS, however, responded with 20 points in the second canto to claim a 20-6 intermission advantage.
Ethan Spurlock tied the game at six four minutes into the second period after scampering 22 yards to paydirt, then Dakota Wroten followed with a rushing TD and Spurlock added another 10-yard run for a two-possession lead at the break.
Landon Hutchinson gave the Rebels a 28-6 edge following a punt return for a touchdown, and that score held up until two minutes remained in regulation.
Timmy Jones hauled in a 50-yard scoring pass from Noah Gaffin to cut the deficit in half at 28-14, but Spurlock wrapped things up with an 11-yard scoring run for the 34-14 triumph.
No statistical information on the game was available at press time.
It was the final football game for seniors Brandon Campbell, Jesse Stewart, Christian Wilkes and Jacob Fields in the Red and Gold.