The Class A No. 6 Moorefield Yellow Jackets rallied from a 16-8 halftime deficit with 14 unanswered points in the second half to knock of No. 11 Meadow Bridge Friday 22-16.
The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead when Craig Peters scooped up a blocked field goal attempt and raced 79 yards for a touchdown. Jake Parker added the 2-point conversion for an 8-0 lead.
Moorefield answered back with a Colton Bramsen 1-yard run and a 2-point conversion to tie the game at 8-8.
Parker put Meadow Bridge back on top with a 1-yard run followed by a Ryan Church 2-point conversion run for a 16-8 lead at the half.
After Moorefield tied the game on a Lawrence Schoonover 12-yard run, the Yellow Jackets took the lead when Dakota Veter found Matthew Dolan for a 16-yard touchdown strike. The Wildcats had stopped Moorefield on a fourth down play in the same drive, but were hit with a roughing the passer penalty to keep the drive alive.
The Wildcats drove deep into Moorefield territory with 4 minutes remaining but could not find the end zone.
Meadow Bridge finishes the season 8-3, while Kennedy Award candidate Parker had 137 yards on 31 carries, 17 tackles and two fumble recoveries to go with his o touchdown run in his final high school game.
Moorefield 22, Meadow Bridge 16
MB (8-3) 8 8 0 0 — 16
M (10-1) 8 0 14 0 — 22
MB: Craig Peters 79 blocked FG return (Jake Parker rush)
M: Colton Bramsen 1 run (Shane Meyers pass from Dakota Veter)
MB: Parker 1 run (Ryan Church rush)
M: Lawrence Shoonover 12 run (Matthew Dolan pass from Veter)
M: Dolan 16 pass from Veter (pass failed)
RUSHING — MB: Parker 31-137, Church 10-37, Peters 6-19, Shane Harless 2-5. M: Schoonover 18-92, Brandsen 16-61, Veter 6-80, Shane Myers 1-2.
PASSING — MB: Church 1-4-0-16. M: Veter 9-12-0-125.
RECEIVING — MB: Peters 1-16. M: Dolan 4-86, Myers 3-28, Brandsen 1-7
TAKEAWAYS — MB: Parker (2 fum rec), Peters (fum rec); M: Schoonover (fum rec)