Photo by Jenny Walters Photography
David Afari (#4) carrying the ball in the West win over Oak Hills.
Summary By Bob Ashby:
West pulled off an exciting road win that featured three ties and four lead changes and wasn’t decided until the final horn sounded. Nicklas Hjort opened the scoring with a 31 yard field goal that accounted for all the first quarter points. Oak Hills matched that FG early in the second quarter starting a back and forth battle that ensued for the remainder of the game. West’s winning drive started with 3:35 remaining in the final stanza and covered 63 yards in 11 plays. This drive ended with a Myjayden Horton 12 yard TD pass to Jordan Harris, capped by a two point pass play extra point conversion, vaulting West past Oak Hills and into the lead 31-24 with 1:01 still showing on the clock. Horton threw the ball for a season single game high of 194 yards, with 2 TD’s, and no interceptions. In addition to his game winning TD throw to Harris, Horton also connected with a 3rd quarter TD throw to Dylan Jones. Jones was the Firebird’s leading receiver with 6 catches for 83 yards. David Afari was West’s leading ground gainer. He had 24 carries covering a game high 171 yards which included a 20 yard TD gallop. Jalan Swanson chipped in with a second rushing TD in the 3rd quarter. Daniel Tshabola (8 solo) and Cedric Thomas (7 solo, 1 assist) shared game high tackling honors.
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