2012-09-29 / Sports

Late pick robs Raiders’ win


Junior quarterback Tucker Britton is upended by Sheffield’s Brendan Winslow (7) and teammates in Saturday’s game. A late interception gave the Wolverines a 13-12 win. 
Photo courtesy of camconative.com Junior quarterback Tucker Britton is upended by Sheffield’s Brendan Winslow (7) and teammates in Saturday’s game. A late interception gave the Wolverines a 13-12 win. Photo courtesy of camconative.com A pass interception in the closing minutes of Saturday’s football game at Sheffi eld left the Cameron County Red Raiders still looking for their first win as the season passed its midpoint last night.

One of the Abraxas School students playing for Sheffield, Mister Ussery, snared a pass near midfield and raced to paydirt to give the hosts a 13-12 win.

Things started out on a positive note when Raider Eric Spelhaski picked off a Wolverine pass in the Cameron County end zone and rambled 101 yards for a touchdown.

Sheffield answered with a one-yard TD run and kick to take a 7-6 lead into the second quarter.

Just before halftime, quarterback Tucker Britton connected with Dylan Armstrong for a one-handed catch on a 13-yard touchdown pass. A run for the two-point conversion was stuffed, freezing the Raider lead at 12-7.

Cameron County appeared to extend its advantage when Daunte Woloshun intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown, but the play was called back on a penalty for blocking in the back.

Two plays later, Ussery’s clutch play on a pass that was tipped at the line gave the Wolverines a lead they would never relinquish.

“Our defense gave us a superb effort, causing six turnovers,” said Red Raider Coach

Mark Morelli. “But we did not help ourselves with a missed extra point and a failed two point conversion – the kind of small details that win games.”

Sheffield outgained Cameron County, 284-166, and salvaged the win despite committing six turnovers.

Antonio Johnson led the Red Raiders with 65 yards gained on 23 carries.

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