Hill leads Wewahitchka past North Bay Haven

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM.

Jarvar Hill and Wewahitchka were dangerous when holding on to the football Friday.

The senior atoned for two fumbles by scoring five touchdowns in leading the Gators past North Bay Haven 34-13. Hill finished with 211 yards rushing and Rashard Ranie added 128 on the ground in Wewahitchka’s second win in a row despite four turnovers.

The Buccaneers couldn’t capitalize on early opportunities and dropped to 2-2.

Wewahitchka scored 14 unanswered points to settle the outcome. The Gators scored 27 points in the second half after being stymied with three turnovers in the first 24 minutes.

“For us to turn the ball over like that and have a shutout in the first half was big,” Wewahitchka assistant and head coach in-waiting David Barnes said. “In this offense we want to run the football and we did that well.”

Hill scored all of Wewahitchka’s touchdowns. The Gators needed the last two to finally convince the Buccaneers.

NBH pulled within a touchdown twice. The first time came on a Braiden Hardesty touchdown grab from David Smith in the third quarter to pull to 14-7. The Buccaneers also trailed 20-13 after Corey White’s 80-yard interception return for a score early in the fourth.

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