The Northwest 8th grade football team traveled to Coldwater to play the Cardinals to close out the season. The game opened with Northwest receiving the kickoff. Both teams shut down the opposing offense making strong defensive stands. Your Mounties put together a nice drive in the first quarter and drove down the field for a touchdown but came up short on the extra point attempt. Coldwater responded with a touchdown soon after but were stuffed on their extra point attempt. Northwest had one more good scoring drive in the first half but came up short on the extra point attempt again. The score at the half was Northwest 12, Coldwater 6.
The Mounties kicked off and opened the second half on defense stopping the Cardinals first drive and getting the ball back. Both teams really put everything on the line as the second half had some of the hardest hits all season being made by both teams. Northwest scored first in the second half to go up 18-6 but Coldwater answered right back to keep it close at 18-12. Your Mounties began to settle in after that and the players put together some strong offensive drives and played tough, hardnosed defense. The defense scored another touchdown in the second half and Northwest pulled away to close out their season adding one more victory to their record. The final score was Northwest 38, Coldwater 18.
There were many big contributions this week by players that were finishing up their first season of their Mountie careers and some that have played their entire football career as a Mountie. At one crucial point in the game there were four first year players on offense. Also, several players made huge strides in their performances playing almost the entire game on one side of the ball or the other as starters for the first time ever. This is a tough team where everyone worked hard all season to help contribute to winning games.
The Mountie 8th grade team finished a great season with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss.
CONGRATULATIONS on a GREAT Season!!