WESTVILLE — The Miami fourth grade Wardogs won the Green Country Youth Football Association Super Bowl here Saturday, Oct. 28, with a 26-22 come-from-behind victory over Jay.
The fifth graders suffered a 20-14 loss to Vinita in their title game.
Jay’s fourth-graders grabbed a 22-20 lead with 3:29 remaining but the Wardogs got a 5-yard touchdown run by Grant Lawless with 29 seconds left.
He ran the conversion to create the final four-point margin.
The Wardogs were up 20-8 early in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run and conversion run by Lawless.
However, Jay scored twice to take the lead, setting the stage for Miami’s rally.
Lawless staked Miami to a 7-0 lead with a 2-yard run and conversion with 55 seconds left in the first quarter.
That would be the only scoring in the first half.
Stephen Rhine exploded on a 75-yard run in the third. The conversion attempt failed, leaving the Dogs with a 13-0 advantage.
Vinita 20, Miami 14
After a scoreless first quarter Vinita got a touchdown and PAT kick to grab an 8-0 lead with 2:30 left in the first half.
The Hornets added two second half touchdowns to make it 20-0 heading into the fourth.
Kohl Lynch had a 3-run with 2:00 remaining then Mason Clinton followed that up with a 15-yard run to create the final margin.