Webb City’s football game at Willard Friday was a nail-biter – until the third quarter started. That’s when the visiting Cardinals – trailing by 2 points – went on to score 29 unanswered points for a 43-16 win.
Next up this week for 5-1 Webb City will be a road game at Carthage, where the 3-3 Tigers have won three straight games – most recently 34-20 at Ozark.
The Cardinals even spotted Willard 13 points, and after taking a 14-13 lead went to the lockers at halftime trailing 16-14.
As the third quarter started, though, Mason Williams stole the ball from Willard for the first of his two interceptions.
Then, in one play, Webb City retook the lead as Noah Durman ran for a 32-yard touchdown. Joseph DeGraffenreid caught a pass on a 2-point conversion to put Webb City ahead 22-16.
Braden McKee, on a flea flicker, threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Jonah Spieker for a 29-16 lead.
Webb City’s possession after Williams’ second interception stalled and Cooper Boyd punted. But after Willard touched the ball, the Cardinals recovered the punt and got extra yardage on a penalty.
McKee ran the ball in from 10 yards out to extend Webb City’s lead to 36-16.
The Cardinals held Willard on downs before Kyler Wood scored a 2-yard touchdown for the final score, 43-16.
Noah Durman – touchdown.
Noah Durman – again.
The defensive line holds the Tigers for no gain.
Webb City fans cheer the Cardinals recovering their own punt and an unsportsmanship flag thrown against the Tigers.