Stockbridge Sneaks One, Woodland Dominates in Labor Day Weekend Classic
On Saturday, Tri-Cities High School football team hosted its annual Labor Day Weekend Classic featuring Lovejoy taking on Stockbridge in game one and the host school facing Woodland-Stockbridge in game two. In the first match up of the classic, Lovejoy and Stockbridge took it down to the wire in a close one. The Tigers were holding onto a 17-15 lead as the third quarter came to an end, but the Wildcats wasted no time as they took the lead only ten seconds into the fourth quarter thanks to a quick strike from quarterback #17 John Seter to #21 Dayton Wade as the Wildcats took a 21-15 lead. About midway through the fourth quarter,
Lovejoy was driving and looking to add to their 6-point lead, but Stockbridge's #3 Nasir Greer came up big with an interception and returned it 55 yards for the pick six as the Tigers regained the lead going up 24-21. The Tiger's defense came up big on Lovejoy's ensuing position holding them to a four and out series as Stockbridge took possession with 3:45 remaining in the game and was able to use their ground game to run out the clock and get the win, moving them to 2-0 on the season.
Game two of the annual Labor Day Classic featured the host school taking on Woodland-Stockbridge. The Wolfpack jumped on the board first and dominated Tri-Cities from the moment of their first score in which quarterback #9 Reid Larsen connected with #2 Shakur Brown for a 770-yard touchdown. Following a safety by the Bulldogs, Woodland's Reid finds #26 Wallace Corker in the endzone for a 10-yard touchdown and the Wolfpack go up 15-0. With 11 minutes left in the first half, the Wolfpack struck again as Reid and Corker connected for a second time for a 35-yard touchdown going up 22-0.
Tri-Cities offense was not able to get any type of offense going and after a second safety by the Bulldogs, the Wolfpack got their first rushing touchdown of the night by #20 Chris Charles giving Woodland a 31-0 lead. The Bulldogs were finally able to get on the board with field goal as the first half ended but it was not enough as Woodland continued their dominance in the second half and went on to win 47-9.