Owensboro Refuses To Lose On Final Possession

The Red Devils gave up 27 unanswered points in their semi-final game with Frederick Douglass, but the team was determined to push through.

Posted: Dec 16, 2020 10:41 PM

Friday's State Semi-Final game between Frederick Douglass and Owensboro was wild to say the least. The Red Devils took a 21-7 lead into halftime, but saw the broncos come storming back in the second half. Frederick Douglass scored 27 unanswered points to take a 6 point lead in the final minutes of the game. All of a sudden it looked as though the broncos would end the red devils dreams of going to state for a second consecutive year. But when the team needed it most the offense came up with clutch plays to take the lead that ultimately won the game.

"Every play matters and, that's how you've got to take it, you can't think about the touchdown, you have to think about 1st down, 5 yards, 5 yards, 5 yards, and just getting there and once we got there we got that clutch play in and we won," said Owensboro Senior Linebacker Austin Gough

"All our receiving core, our running backs, we have a lot of seniors so, we all want it more than anything so we just showed our heart when the ball was thrown our way, or Ethan whenever he's in the backfield, he's going to make the plays that he has to," said Owensboro Senior WR Treyvon Tinsley

"I said we're not losing, we had to score. There was no other way. We went into the drive thinking we're going to score. I knew my guys had my back and I had their so, we got it done," said Owensboro Junior Quarterback Gavin Wimsatt.

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Today's high of 93° not only marks our hottest recorded temperature of the year, but our highest since the afternoon of August 10th of 2020! Despite the oppressive heat, the day itself wasn't necessarily unpleasant; while peak temperatures climbed abnormally high for this time of the year, a weak cold front passing to our south ushered in a breezy northerly wind flow that helped take the edge off that summer-like heat across the Tri-State earlier this afternoon. The evening ahead will remain quite pleasant, albeit mild - expect the mercury to dip from 87° to 75° between dinnertime and 10PM. Between the northerly winds and clear conditions overnight, morning low temperatures will trend toward the upper 50s and low 60s early Tuesday; we'll fall to 60° even in Evansville.
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