Late Glenelg TD tops Wilde Lake, 37-34

Last-minute blocked punt sets up winning score on pass with :07 to play


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October 09, 2004|By Rick Belz | Rick Belz,SUN STAFF

Glenelg's Evan Kay blocked a Wilde Lake punt with 18 seconds left to set up Blake Mullinix's winning 2-yard touchdown catch with seven seconds left as Glenelg capped a wild comeback to win its first home game under the lights, 37-34.

Needing a win to salvage its fading playoff hopes, Wilde Lake rallied from an early 10-point deficit and rode a four-touchdown, 216-yard rushing game from Jared Flagg to a 34-30 lead.

A fumble recovery by Wilde Lake's Marcus Dumorin at the Wilde Lake 27-yard line with 1:57 left to play appeared to seal the victory for the Wildecats, who had lost two straight games to Glenelg.

But No. 12 Glenelg remained unbeaten (6-0 overall and league) with its last-minute heroics. The Wildecats punted with 18 seconds left from their 22-yard line and Mullinix recovered the blocked punt at the 2-yard line. Glenelg quarterback Justin Fields then found Mullinix in the end zone with a first-down pass with seven seconds left.

"This is got to be one of the best games in Glenelg history," said Glenelg coach John Davis. "Everyone expected an exciting game from two teams that hadn't played each other in three years [since 2001] and they got it."

Mullinix rushed 16 times for 158 yards. Glenelg's Steve Bullard gained 138 yards on 19 carries, including a 60-yard touchdown run in the first half.

Flagg led a first-half comeback for Wilde Lake (2-3, 2-3) after Glenelg had gone ahead 10-0 on Bullard's touchdown run and a 25-yard field goal by Billy West.

Following a Glenelg fumble, Flagg ran 45 yards for a Wilde Lake touchdown. Wilde Lake then scored on a 79-yard, four-play drive featuring a 28-yard run by Flagg and a 25-yard touchdown run by Flagg.

The Wildecats scored their third touchdown on a hook-and-ladder play as quarterback Chris Forest passed for 12 yards to Danny Decker, who lateraled to Nate Yarborough, who ran 25 yards for a touchdown.

Wilde Lake led 21-10 at halftime.

Glenelg opened the second half with a 10-play, 64-yard drive that ended with Mullinix's 6-yard touchdown run.

Wilde Lake quickly countered with a five-play, 65-yard scoring drive ending with Flagg's 37-yard touchdown run.

Mount Hebron 26, Howard 21: Brendon Clancy rushed 15 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns as the host Vikings (6-0) edged the Lions (1-5) in their first Friday night lights game.

Trailing 21-20 with less than four minutes left, Mount Hebron got a 5-yard touchdown run from Clancy. Chris Eccleston's 62-yard kickoff return set up the game-winner.

Derek Coleman ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries to lead the Lions.

Mount Hebron led 20-7 going into the fourth quarter before Howard put together drives of 80 and 87 yards to take a 21-20 lead.

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