Late touchdown secures homecoming win
Special to the Yorktown News-View
The Wildcats were quick to score in their Homecoming game against the Brentwood Bears on Friday, Sept. 10. With 11:14 still remaining on the clock, Kalen Barefield scored off a 55-yard run. Andres Archuleta’s kick was good and the Wildcats were ahead 7-0. The Bears would fumble and give the Wildcats a chance to extend their lead. Barefield would enter the end zone this time off a 35-yard pass from quarterback, Drew Alexander. The kick was blocked. With 8:02 in the period, the Yorktown team was up 13-0. The first period would conclude with the Wildcats winning, 20-7. DeQuan Clay would score off a 3 yard run towards the middle of the first period and the Bears would finally get in the end zone with 16 seconds of play left.
In the second quarter, it appeared that the early lead was in jeopardy as the Bears pieced together two touchdowns in the final two minutes. The Wildcats were up by a slim margin of six points. The Bears would reach the end zone with 59 seconds left giving the Wildcats the feat of trying to piece together a touchdown with less than a minute to play. The determined Yorktown team would march down the field and score. Right when momentum looked like it would swing to their opponents the Wildcats kept the energy by driving downfield and scoring with 3 seconds left. Barefield’s 1-yard run concluded halftime, 33-21.
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