Warren Woods Tower Quarterback Matthew Bills ran up and down the field scoring six touchdowns as the Titans held off the Spartans 56-48.
Four of Bills TD’s came in the first half, but the Spartans behind quarterback Colton Haberek (who would score a touchdown of his own) and then throw a 61 yard TD pass to Philip Brown cut a 21-0 Tower lead to 21-16. Bills then scored his fourth touchdown of the game putting the Titans up 28-16 at halftime.
W.W.T. running back Henry Brown would start the second half scoring with a 69 yard burst for a touchdown putting the Titans up 35-16, but Fitzgerald would score the games next two touchdowns, one a three yard run by Jalen Crawford and another on a pass from Haberek to Matt Nesmitt cutting the lead to 35-32.
( Omari Embree scores for W.W. T. )
The Spartans weren’t done Chris Keys would add a TD and two point conversion with five minutes left, but the rally would fall short as the Titans would hang on and beat Fitzgerald to stay unbeaten at 7-0. Fitz drops to 3-4.
( Colton Haberek throws downfield )
Titans Head Coach Al Gulick said “this was as wild and crazy as a game that I’ve been in as a coach”.
Nobody could get a stop,I give Fitzgerald a lot of credit they always play us tough, it’s a big rivalry” added Gulick.
“Bills was under the weather with the flu, but the young man is sensational and played a great game” concluded Gulick.
Spartan Head Coach Gary Skop could not agree more about the game stating “it was one heck of a battle and our kids should be proud at the way they hung in this game, they would not quit” concluded Skop.