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Owensboro Defense Steps Up In Biggest Spot of Semi-Final Game

The Red Devils forced a missed field goal by Frederick Douglass to punch their ticket to state.

Posted: Dec 17, 2020 10:24 PM
Updated: Dec 17, 2020 10:41 PM

Within minutes of the start of their state semi-final game with Frederick Douglass, Owensboro's defense came up with a pick 6 and then another interception on the Broncos very next possession. The Red Devils felt good going into the locker room up 21-7, but the second half was a different story. Frederick Douglass came all the way back to take a 27-21 lead in the final minutes of the contest. After owensboro retook the lead 28-27, the Red Devil defense needed one last stop for the win, and they got just that forcing the Broncos to miss a game winning field goal in the closing seconds.

"Football is a game of ebbs and flows and it was their time. They were balling out at that point and we just had to keep, playing our game and once we kept playing it, it finally turned in our favor and we got it done," said Owensboro Senior Linebacker Austin Gough.

"It just showed how much heart they have. All the practice time we put in, all the film we put in every week, it just shows that they come out here and got it all done in the end," said Senior Wide Reciever Treyvon Tinsley

"They did a great job. They showed a lot of heart, especially making big plays like that when we needed it the most to help us get the win," said Junior Quarterback Gavin Wimsatt.

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