Webb drops double-overtime thriller to Chapel Hill
J.F. Webb had a chance to open 3-A Big Eight Conference play with a win Friday against Chapel Hill, but an interception in double overtime sealed the Warriors’ fate in a 38-31 loss.
The Warriors (2-3) and Tigers (2-4) traded blows throughout the 3-A Big East Conference opener for both teams as regulation ended with the teams tied at 28.
Webb took the lead in the first overtime on a William Gillespie field goal before Chapel Hill answered with three points of its own.
The Tigers scored on their next possession before the Warriors’ only turnover of the game.
“I guess they just made a couple of more plays than we did,” said Webb head coach Tony Midgette. “Of course we hate to lose, but I think as a team, we showed we can be competitive in this conference.”
Tobiah Lewis ran for 173 yards and three touchdowns for Webb and Smith threw for 212 yards.
Nykwanza Henderson caught a 50-yard touchdown from Smith.
One of the Lewis touchdown runs was from about 60 yards. His play opened up the passing game for Smith, Midgette said.
“He’s just done everything on the field we expected him to,” Midgette said of Lewis. “He helps us a lot because he gets stronger as the game goes on it seems.”
Webb had a touchdown called back due to a penalty and missed a field goal just before halftime from inside 30 yards.
Midgette said Chapel Hill found most of its success running the ball.
The game was tied at 14 at halftime.
Webb hosts Cardinal Gibbons (4-1) for homecoming Oct. 4.
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