Hill leads Wewahitchka past North Bay Haven

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

Hill answered the latter tally with a 6-yard run to cap a 10-play drive and give Wewahitchka a 27-13 advantage. He broke free for 60 yards on Wewahitchka’s next possession to cap the scoring.

Wewahitchka (2-4) led 7-0 at the half despite the three turnovers, including two lost fumbles by Hill. He had 59 yards rushing in the first half and also grabbed a 66-yard scoring reception from Ranie midway through the second quarter.

Wewahitchka punted on two first-half possessions and Ranie threw an interception on its last.

North Bay Haven also lost a fumble on its first series and had the deepest penetration in the opening half. The Buccaneers drove to the 12 on their fourth possession, but the 16-play march stalled on fourth down. NBH also turned the ball over on downs at the Wewahitchka 23 on its final possession of the second quarter.

The Buccaneers had 60 yards of total offense on its first two drives of the second half after amassing 196 in the first. The lack of execution and Wewahitchka wearing down the Buccaneers late was too much to overcome.

“We were moving the ball up and down the field,” NBH coach Jared Hale said. “We came out strong, but you need to come away with points and we didn’t.”

Devante Garland led NBH with 73 yards rushing. Smith was 8 for 17 for 124 yards and two interceptions. Hardesty had four catches for 110 yards.

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