Wyatt Freeman finished with 266 total yards to lead Narrows (9-2) to an 18-7 victory over Auburn (5-6) in the first round of the regional playoffs. Like the game in week one, this was a low scoring contest but this time the Eagles had to play from behind. Auburn led Narrows 21-7 when the two played the first time.
Freeman gave the Green Wave a 12-0 halftime lead, using his legs from one and three yards out. Both extra points were missed by Matthew Morgan. Morgan extended the lead to 18-0 when he punched it in from one yard out in the third quarter. Narrows went for two but Auburn broke up the pass.
Narrows shut the Eagles out until the fourth quarter. Auburn, who finished with 138 total yards of offense, got on the board with a three-yard run from Carson East midway through the fourth
Freeman completed 10-of-17 passes for 192 yards and rushed for 74 yards on 14 carries. Chase Blaker had four catches for 71 yards followed by Isaac Taylor who had three catches for 70 yards.
Narrows looks to get revenge from week 10 as they host Parry McCluer in the second round this Friday at 7 p.m.
Born in Pulaski, Va it only took a few years before I would end up in the beautiful Giles County where I would graduate in 2012 from Giles High School. Since the age of 4, Pearisburg has been my homeplace and I don’t have any plans to leave.
Sports have always been big in my family. My father was fortunate enough to be able to play football for the Spartans in 1978, which was the first year that Coach Steve Ragsdale introduced the single-wing offense which we will still run today.
My high school football career was cut short due to a knee injury that I sustained my junior year, but fortunately I was able to compete in the State Championship my senior year as a shot put thrower on the track and field team.
I now get to enjoy the football games in the stands with my father as we are known as, “them guys with the train horn,” which we take to every football game. GO SPARTANS!