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WYANDOTTE — A 2-yard run in the third quarter by Justin Campbell and the ensuing conversion made the difference as Wyandotte squeezed out a 15-8 win over Fairland here Friday, Sept. 31.
The Owls had led 8-6 until late in the third only to have Wyandotte tie the score on a safety.
That came right after the Owls had turned in a goal line stand at the 1-yard line.
“After halftime our kids came out and played pretty physical,” Wyandotte head coach Zac Ross said. “Our defense played well all night. Their touchdown came off a fumble return.
Our defense played really well, but our offense was just the opposite.
“We had too many turnovers and didn’t take care of the football.”
Wyandotte had two TDs called back due to penalties.
Zac Garrett got the Bears’ first touchdown, but the conversion failed, leaving Fairland with an 8-6 advantage.
“I am really proud of how hard the kids played,” Fairland head coach Kent Marshall said. “We are dealing with so much adversity right now with injuries and concussion protocol. We had kids in positions they’re normally not in.
“But when you play hard, it doesn’t matter. They did. I was very proud of them.”
Campbell’s TD run came on a fourth-and-4 play.
“We had the quarterback in the backfield and he slipped out. He just barely squeaked in,” Marshall said. “We played really well on the defensive side. We played most of the first half on their side of the field.
“We just couldn’t hang on. We are so limited in what we can do offensively.”
Wyandotte travels to Quapaw and Fairland hosts Chelsea on Friday, Sept. 7.
“I feel real good about where we are headed,” Marshall said. “We had our chances to score. There were a lot of bright spots.”