The Wewahitchka Gators football team had a lead and the ball in the fourth quarter and couldn’t hold on to either.


The Wewahitchka Gators football team had a lead and the ball in the fourth quarter and couldn’t hold on to either.



Cottondale (2-0) scored a late touchdown to tie the game and won it with a touchdown in the first overtime to secure a 22-14 win over Wewahitchka (0-2).



The Gators scored early on a 13 rushing touchdown from junior fullback Javar Hill and added a second-half touchdown to cement a 14-6 advantage after Hill broke a 46-yard touchdown run.



Peter Setterich converted after-point kicks following each Gator touchdown.



But the Hornets scored late in the fourth quarter and added a two-point conversion to knot the game during regular time and did the same in the first overtime for the win.



Wewahitchka had two touchdowns, one in the first half and another in the fourth quarter, called back on questionable holding penalties.



Hill finished with 128 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and Rashard Ranie also eclipsed 100 yards with 14 carries for 112 yards.



Ranie was 3 for 9 through the air for 52 yards and one interception.



Issac Madrid caught two passes for 38 yards for the Gators. Tanner Harden had one catch for 14 yards and Jonathan Palmer added 25 rushing yards on 10 carries.



Tad Gaskin had an interception for Wewahitchka.