The Rockies freshmen football team went on the road Wednesday night to Syracuse to take on NLC opponent Wawasee. The Rockies had a happy bus ride home as they just got by the Warriors 28-26.
The Rockies scored twice in the first half. The first TD came on a 24 yard pass from Jake Reichard to Collin Mills. Reichard also scored on a short run before half giving the Rockies a 14-12 lead at halftime.
The Rockies opened the second half with a seven minute drive that lead to a Donny Poczik three yard run for a TD. The extra point failed and the Rockies lead 20-12.
Wawasee would come back and eventually take a 26-20 lead on the Rockies. Collin Mills got loose for an 18 yard touchdown run to knot the score at 26-26. Mills would add the two-point conversion and the Rockies lead 28-26.
The Rockie defense would eventually stop Wawasee late in the game as they fell short on a fourth down conversion. Daniel Bacon added a 20 yard sack during this defensive stand.
The Rockies would eventually run out the clock to secure the NLC victory.
The win moves the freshmen to 1-4 in the NLC and 2-5 overall. The Rockies host Concord next Thursday night at The Rockpile. Game time is set for 5:30.