Yellowjackets Hold on to Beat Warriors

Evan GandeeYellowjackets Hold on to Beat Warriors

Vincent - It all came down to one play.

Eighteen yards from the end zone with 20 seconds remaining and down six, Warren quarterback Kurt Taylor rolled to his right. With pressure in his face, Taylor fired to the end zone. Williamstown’s Kole Sutton tipped the ball up and teammate Logan Richards snagged it, cradling the ball as he fell to the ground to secure a 33-27 win for the Yellowjackets Friday night.

The Warriors (4-3) led 17-13 going into the fourth quarter before Williamstown running back Ty Moore exploded for touchdown runs of 57, 74 and 34 yards to give the visitors a 33-20 lead with 3:54 left on the clock.

Taylor, who finished 26 for 47 for 293 yards, two touchdowns and two picks, connected with Josh Welch for a 14-yard touchdown to get the Warriors within six with 1:55 left.

Warren forced a three-and-out on Williamstown’s next possession and got the ball back with 1:17 left and no timeouts to work with. Taylor engineered the drive all the way down to Williamstown’s 18-yard line, converting a fourth-and-20 with a 39-yard pass to Brandon Simoniette to keep hope alive. Williamstown, though, came up with the defensive play of the game.

“They played super,” Williamstown head coach Terry Smith said of Warren. “Their quarterback played terrific. We slowed the run down pretty good and we were able to run the ball. It’s crazy because you hear people talk about, ‘You got to be able to run the ball and stop the run.’ That’s what happened tonight.”

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