Quick TD scoring burst powers Barker/Roy-Hart past Wilson
A lightning quick burst of three touchdowns in the final 1:16 of the first half keyed Barker/Roy-Hart to a 41-7 victory over Wilson in an interdivisional game this afternoon at Barker.
Breaking away from a 7-7 deadlock, Barker/Roy-Hart regained the lead for good on a 77 yard touchdown run by Dominick Snider with 1:16 to go in the second quarter. Snider burst up the middle on the play and broke several tackles in route to the end zone.
Barker/Roy-Hart got the ball right back just one play after the ensuing kickoff on a pass interception by Lovon Daigler.
It took the Barker/Roy-Hart offense just two plays to capitalize on the opportunity as quarterback Andy Xapsos hocked up with Brandinlee Woods for a 17 yrd touchdown pass with 11 seconds to go. Dan Gardner tacked on his third straight extra point kick to make it 21-7.
However, Barker/Roy-Hart was not done as Wilson botched a pitch on a reverse attempt on the first snap after the ensuing kickoff and Snider scooped up the loose ball and raced 45 yards for a touchdown as time expired boosting the lead to 27-7.
Barker/Roy-Hart had taken an early 7-0 lead on a 4 yard touchdown run by Woods midway through the first quarter.
Wilson though pulled even on a 27 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Justin Daul to Hunter Howland with 13 seconds to go in the opening period but the Lakemen could not find the end zone again.
Barker/Roy-Hart, which is now 2-4 on the season, tacked on two touchdowns in the second half on a 1 yard run by CJ Fitch and a 66 yard tally by Snider. Xapsos passed to Alonzo Sager for the two -point conversion after Fitch’s TD.
The Barker/Roy-Hart defense was led by Woods and Ryan Ulrich with 10 tackles each.