The Smith County Owls lost 42-14 to the Upperman Bees in a game that was close until late in the fourth quarter.
The Upperman Bees went up early, scoring on a 56 yard run just over a minute into the game, and a 49 yard rush on Uppermans next drive to take a 14-0 lead just over 4 minutes into the game.
The Owls offense wasn’t able to get going on their next drive, but a deep punt by the Owls and a stop by the defense forced the Bees to punt and give Smith County the balll back at the 40 yard line. The Owls were able to find the end one a few plays later off of a touchdown pass from Johnny Lyda to Dennis West to narrow the score to 14-7 with a minute left in the first quarter.
The Upperman Bees broke off another long run to make their lead 21-7, but the Owls took a long drive down field that was capped off by a touchdown pass from Lyda to DJ Burk to bring the Owls back within one possession, 21-14.
The Owls were able to cover some ground on their initial drive of the second half, but were stopped at the 20. Both teams were able to make stops defensively, but midway through the fourth quarter the Bees were able to stop any comeback attempt the Owls may have had.
The Bees found the endzone for the first time in the second half with 6 minutes left in game off of a 15 yard touchdown run. The Upperman defense was able to stop the Owls offense and get the ball back, breaking another big run to extend their lead to 35-14 with 5 minutes left in the game. The Bees found the endzone one more time to make the score 42-14, and drop the Owls to 0-3 on the season.
What’s next for the Owls?
The Owls will have a bye week next week before hosting York Institute on 9/18.