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SECOND HALF COMEBACK GIVE PRATTVILLE FIRST WIN OF SEASON
September 15, 2013By Jimmy White of Prattville High School
KAMRYN PETTWAY'S FOUR TOUCHDOWNS LEAD LIONS TO FIRST REGION WIN
Prattville took a early 7-0 lead over the undefeated Wetumpka Indians in the opening quarter Friday night September 13th at Hohenberg Field.
Prattville scored on their second possession of the first quarter for the early lead. Wetumpka scored on their third possession midway of the second quarter to knot the game at seven-all.
The half ended all locked up. But the glaring discrepancy in the statistics showed the Lions only had the ball for three minutes and 41 seconds, and ran only 17 plays (two of those were punts and one for an extra point attempt).
Wetumpka’s potent ground attack ran up and down the field, but could muster only one successful drive midway thru the second quarter with a 16-yard dash by junior running back Montivenus Cross
Prattville's lone score came after the Lions had forced a Wetumpka punt that traveled only 21 yards to the Lion 33. Prattville then put together a nine play drive overcoming a 15-yard personal foul penalty.
Kamryn Pettway scored the first of his four touchdowns with a five yard scoot around right end. The highlights of the drive came via the air lanes as Kalen Whitlow hit Seth Knotts with a 37-yarder, a 16-yarder to Keegan Smith, and a nine yarder to Denzel Jones. AJ Reed connected on the first of four extra points.
At halftime Wetumpka had accumulated 178 yards rushing. The Indians had only one touchdown to show for the 20 minutes of time possession.
The second half was a different story. The Lions turn the table of time possession. Prattville took the kickoff and drove steady downfield after Denzel Jones returned 15 yards to the Lion 35. Three minutes later Pettway raced around left end eleven yards for his second six pointer and a 14-7 Prattville lead with 9:17 remaining.
Wetumpka made a little noise with a first down to their 39 on their next possession. But on third and seven with 6:43 remaining Charlie Crenshaw, the Indians’ first half workhorse (carried 21 times for 120 yards) was dropped for a yard loss by the ever present Ronny Slayton forcing a punt.
The two teams swapped possessions, then on Wetumpka’s next possession the Indians’ made their last attempt to get back into the game. Three first downs on running plays from Crenshaw and OJ Jackson had the Indians at the Lion 25 as the fourth quarter began with a fourth and five situation. Jackson was dropped for another loss by Slayton at the 27 on the first play of the final quarter turning the ball over on downs.
Prattville couldn’t move the ball. Burnett was called in to punt. Crenshaw took the punt and returned it deep into Prattville territory only to have the nice run erased due to a blocking penalty that moved the ball back to the Wetumpka 32.
The Indians went three and out following another Lion sack by Slayton, a ten yard loss back to the 27, forcing another punt.
Hunter Reese’s punt traveled only 28-yards with Prattville taking over at its 45. Prattville scored in eight plays with Pettway adding his third touchdown with 5:30 left.
Wetumpka took over at its 36 following the ensuing kickoff. OJ Jackson ran three times for a first down to midfield. Samuel Britton hit Jackson out of the backfield for a first down at the Lion 36. Prattville’s defense stiffened with Wetumpka turning the ball over on downs at the Prattville 31.
After a delay of game penalty, Prattville’s Pettway broke clear around right end and rambled 74-yards for his fourth touchdown.