Green Wave edges out Cobras

  • Saturday, August 30, 2014

Roger Lee/Journal Scene Tight end Julian Gibbs gains yards for the Green Wave Friday.

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Sawyer Bridges threw a pair of touchdown passes Friday but the Green Wave barely escaped the Cobra Den.

Summerville looked to be the stronger team in the first half, but ended up having to fight until the end to earn a 15-13 victory. The Green Wave improved to 2-0 with the win while the Cobras fell to 1-1. Summerville now leads the series between the teams 2-1.

Bridges threw a 29-yard TD pass to senior David Coccoli and a 20-yard TD pass to junior Krishaon Jackson to give the Green Wave a 12-0 lead entering the half. The PAT kick after the first TD was no good and a two-point conversion pass following the second was defended by the Cobras.

But Cane Bay rallied.

“We were moving the ball but then we got a 15-yard penalty and it seemed like we just wilted,” Summerville coach John McKissick said. “After that, they out played us on both sides of the football.”

Late in the third quarter, the Cobras recovered a fumble at the Green Wave 28. Quarterback Devin Dingle covered most of the distance to the goal line on a pair of big runs. Then Keenan Simpson carried up the middle on a seven-yard scoring run to pull the Cobras within 6. Summerville blocked the PAT.

On Summerville’s next drive, problems with the snap caused a fumble and Bridges was unable to secure the ball. Cane Bay linebacker Paul Peart picked the ball up and ran approximately 65 yards into the end zone to tie the game. Phillip Jackson’s PAT was good, giving the Cobras a 13-12 lead with 10:46 remaining.

Summerville answered by driving the ball 51 yards. Running back Quadray Poinsette carried much of the load, but Bridges did complete a couple of passes on the drive.

When the Cobras defense made a stand, Summerville opted for a 31-yard field goal attempt. Edward DeLong sent the kick through the uprights for the 15-13 margin with 6:10 remaining.

After an interception by Jamal Lucas, Summerville used its ground attack to run out the clock.

“We have good kids who play hard and work hard,” Cane Bay coach Russell Zehr said. “They never quit and we didn’t come out here tonight just to make a good show; we came out here to win and they played like it. We made four mistakes and they made three. When two football teams get together that are pretty good the one that makes the fewest mistakes is going to win.”

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