Week 8 Follis Field
Mansfield vs Wooster
Wooster Stuns Tygers 18-17 For OCC Title
A dramatic last-minute touchdown drive ended Mansfield Senior's perfect season and clinched at least a share of the OCC for Wooster who stun the Tygers with an 18-17 win at Follis Field.
Senior High led for most of the game, taking a 3-0 advantage late in the first quarter on an Aiden Crider 26-yard field goal then extended their edge to 10-zip when Angelo Grose shook loose for a 68-yard catch and run for a score with 3:47 to go before the half.
The Generals drove down the field to punch in a 1-yard TD run by Brayden Taylor with just 29 seconds left in the second quarter but had the PAT blocked. On the ensuing kickoff, Cyrus Ellerbe set Mansfield up with solid field position and drove down inside the 5-yard line with 5 seconds remaining, but Cam Todd would be sacked to end the half with the Tygers in front 10-6.
On the opening drive of the third quarter, Terrance Flickinger broke loose for a 38-yard run to paydirt to give Senior High a 17-6 lead at the 10:08 mark, but that's the last time the Tygers got on the board.
Later in the third, Logan Kotulock trimmed the Wooster deficit to 17-12 with 5:05 remaining in the frame on a 5 yard TD grab. Both defenses then held the opposing offense in check, keeping the score as is until the Generals got the ball with under two minutes to play.
Led by QB Owen Roach, who completed clutch passes on a pair of 4th downs to keep Wooster's drive alive, they would move the ball into Tygers territory just outside the red zone. Then with 23 seconds to play, Roach connected with Micah McKee in the corner of the end zone against double coverage, where the sophomore made an athletic play to get both feet down for a game-winning 21-yard TD reception.
Roach finished 22-30 for 206 yards & 2 TD's with 11 completions going to Kotulock for 83 yards. Todd completed 13-19 passes for 136 yds and a TD with Grose collecting 6 receptions for 101 yds.
Wooster (5-3) extends their winning streak to 5-straight with 0-8 Firestone coming to their place in Week 9 while Mansfield Senior (7-1) will look to bounce back from their only loss at Mount Vernon.