The Havana Middle School Bears engaged in an epic battle Sept. 12 with the Wakulla Middle School War Eagles, but lost 13-8.
Havana won the toss and elected to receive the ball. The Bears were unable to penetrate very far in to Wakulla’s territory. The War Eagles took over and were largely kept in check. On third down and 13 the War Eagles were able to break a 35-yard run into the end zone.
The War Eagles then tried a two-point conversion which was successful, putting the team ahead on the scoreboard 8-0. On the ensuing kickoff Montrell Davis returned the ball 74 yards for a Bears touchdown. The two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful, and the score remained 8-6.
The remainder of the first half was a defensive struggle, neither side willing to give an inch. With 1:40 remaining in the first half of play, the War Eagles were able to add a second score and this time the extra point try was no good, making the score 13-6.
The second half was purely a defensive struggle. Although there were several spectacular offensive plays such as a 40-yard pass down the sideline from Wyatt Anderson, son of East Gadsden coach Scott Anderson, to Montrell Davis.
Davis, surrounded by three defenders, came down with the pass, injuring his left knee. He was able to return to the game within a few plays.
The Bears are currently preparing for their next foe, Marianna Middle school.