WYANDOTTE — A roller-coaster ride of a game came up in Wyandotte’s favor here Friday, Sept. 22.
The Bears jumped out to a 14-0 lead, Oklahoma Union ran off 28 unanswered points, WHS scored three touchdowns in the span of 2:45 then went on to claim a 42-34 District 2A-7 victory.
“They kept scoring to keep it close,” Wyandotte head coach Brad Homer said. “It was a good game on both sides. They played hard, especially digging out of that hole like they did early, come back to make a game of it then we had to fight to do our part.
“We will take that first district win. I was proud of our effort, I really was.”
Roberto Bravo Jr. accounted for the Bears’ first three touchdowns.
He had a 71-yard punt return that gave WHS its first points at 8:42 of the first then snagged a 30-yard TD pass from Jordon Burney just over four minutes later.
That gave the Bears a 14-0 advantage.
A kickoff return helped spark Oklahoma Union’s rally that helped the Cougars take a 28-4 advantage.
The tide took a dramatic turn back Wyandotte’s way as Bravo scored from 3 yards out at 2:45 of the second then Burney teamed with Helawa Williams on a 44-yard strike to tie the game at 28.
A fumble recovery at the OU 29 with two seconds left in the half set up a jump ball pass to Justin Campbell at the horn.
The conversion was good, staking the Bears to a 36-28 lead.
Each team scored a touchdown in the second half. OU cut the gap to two points, but a 1-yard run by Caleb Hurst created the final margin in the fourth quarter.
“Week in and week out we just keep finding kids here and there who are making plays and doing some stuff,” Homer said. “It’s giving us a chance to win. We haven’t played our best ballgame yet and we are still winning. I am pretty happy about that.”
Wyandotte hosts Nowata Friday, Sept. 29