Weatherford Democrat

Sports

September 15, 2013

Late short fields leave Roos short

Defensive woes offset offensive successes as Weatherford goes into break looking for a ‘W’

— By GREG WEBB

BURLESON — Coming out of the half-time locker room on Friday and down by a touchdown Burleson had scored in less than a minute and a half to end the second quarter, the Weatherford Kangaroos’ offense set forth on a 9-play, 80-yard mission to re-tie the non-district football match at 21-all. 

When WHS junior Cameron Hood recovered his own ensuing on-side kick, the pendulum was decidedly swinging in the Roos’ favor. Unfortunately, bad luck and a dubious call soon after the good fortunes stalled the momentum shift that would be telling, as Weatherford fell to the Elks at Burleson ISD Stadium, 42-28.

A holding call and a pair of false starts nixed the Roos drive after the special teams coup, but fate seemed to remain friendly to the WHS boys when the Burleson punt returner muffed the ball deep in Elks’ territory. 

As the refs were sorting through the mass of humanity piled atop the ball, the Roos had an indication they had recovered the fumble and jubilantly headed for the sideline. But, after what seemed like an inordinate amount of time, after the Roos had left the field, the officials ruled in favor of the Elks.

The resulting decision turned the momentum back to Burleson for the moment and, as fickle fate would have it, affected the balance of the match.

“We just seem to keep stubbing our toes, and its certainly not through any lack of effort from our kids,” said head coach Weldon Nelms. “I thought we had gotten a nice break when we recovered that fumble [on the punt], but as it turned out, they decided Burleson had the ball. 

“That was a horrible event for us at that particular time.”

Despite the misfortune, the Weatherford offense displayed  a good measure of resilience in the fourth quarter, scoring on a 27-yard touchdown run by running back Jeuqwan Brownlee to take a 28-27 lead with 6:23 left in the contest.

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