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[Shane Scalfaro | WOUB]

Northwest defeats Green to put themselves closer to SOC-I title

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MCDERMOTT, Ohio (WOUB) — On a perfect October night for football, Wyatt Brackman led the Northwest Mohawks to a 28-19 victory over the Green Bobcats. The senior running back bulldozed Green defenders enroute to a 32 carry, 224 yard performance with three rushing scores. 

After a ho-hum first quarter, Northwest got the scoring started in the second with their first and only passing touchdown, Tanner Bolin hit Connor Lintz for a 40-yard score. 

Not to be outdone, Green came right back on the next possession with a score of their own. Abe McBee found Landan Lodwick on a screen pass for a 73-yard score. The receiver outran every single defender in a footrace down the sideline. 

During the last drive of the half, Northwest grinded all the way down to the redzone. After a Gabe McBee tackle for loss, the Mohawks were staring at fourth and four when Tanner Bollin took matters into his own hands, scrambling for the first-down. From there, Wyatt Breckman would do the rest of the work. Breckman smashed his way in for both the touchdown and two-point conversion headed into the half. 

The third quarter was another slow-starter. Both squads were looking for a spark and McBee provided one for Green with a 48-yard scramble and score. Green, however, was unable to convert on their PAT try. This lapse led to Northwest retaining the 14-13 lead. 

The Mohawks went back to their reliable running game after the Green score. This led to a long, grueling drive that ended with Breckman carrying the ball five-straight times to cap it off with a touchdown. 

After a Northwest defensive stop, Breckman broke one off, bursting through the line for a 45-yard rushing score. That touchdown gave the Mohawks a 15-point lead, presumably putting the game on ice. 

McBee was not ready to give in, willing Green down the field with under two minutes left. He finished that drive off with his second rushing touchdown of the game. However, after being unable to convert on the two-point conversion, the score was for naught. 

McBee finished the night with 39 carries for 171 yards and two touchdowns while passing for 113 yards and a touchdown. Outside of Wyatt Brakeman’s hat trick for Northwest, Tanner Bolin added a passing touchdown and 43 yards through the air.

Northwest won the matchup 28-19 while retaining first-place in the SOC-1. Their season record improved to 6-2, while Green fell to 1-2 in the SOC-1 and 6-2 on the season. 

Next week Northwest will travel to Eastern (2-5) for a conference matchup. Green will host Sciotoville East (2-5) for a conference matchup of their own.