“The mighty Wolves got their first win,” said Fayetteville head coach Chris Sherbert. “It was a complete team effort. There were no superstars.”
The coach said the win would not have been possible without the play of his offensive line: Zachary Robinson, Hunter Goins, Grayson Shaw, Cameron Owsley, Steven Brasher and Blake Autrey.
After giving up an 80-yard run to Verbena, Fayetteville’s defense got a turnover and took a 7-6 lead with a 1-yard run from quarterback Zach McGrady.
Verbena ran the second half kickoff back to regain the lead, but the Wolves responded with a 16-play drive that ended on a 2-yard sneak from McGrady to cut the lead to 14-13.
Jared Williamson gave Fayetteville a 21-14 lead on a 2-yard run midway through the fourth quarter.
Verbena scored one more touchdown but couldn’t convert the
point after, and Fayetteville escaped with a 21-20 win.
McGrady carried for 63 yards, while Charles Oden rushed for 54 yards and Williamson put up 51. Daniel Whitlock chipped in 39 yards.
Sherbert also praised the lead blocking of fullback Cole Hayes.
Fayetteville will host Loachapoka next week.