Story and photo courtesy of Northwest Missouri State Athletics
– The White squad scored 14 unanswered points to claim a 14-7 win in the 2012 Spring Game that was shortened to almost one half of play before lighting forced the game to be canceled.
The Northwest Missouri State Bearcat football team was able to dodge weather conditions that have wreaked havoc on most of the spring sports at Northwest this weekend for 29 minutes. However, lighting moved into the Maryville area forcing the annual Green and White Spring Game to come to an early close with 36 seconds left before halftime.
The Bearcat defense forced both squads into three-and-out possessions on their first two drives. The White team would grab the games only turnover on the second possession for the Green team with a Trevor Adams interception by Jared Fox.
The defense would again stand tall shutting down the White squad before the Green team finally broke through with the game’s first score. Adams found a way to redeem himself with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Defeo for the Green team’s only score.
From there the White team took over started by a nice run from James Franklin pushing the White team across midfield. Two plays later a Brady Bolles shovel pass to Tyler Shaw would see the senior-to-be scamper 40-yards for the score.
The game’s final score would come on the White team’s final possession as Bolles connected for his second touchdown pass finding Dearis Flint in the back of the end zone from just outside the red zone giving the White team a 14-7 lead.