By Alex DUPLESSIS
The Rosemont Middle School flag football team (3-1) came into Wilson last Thursday looking to avenge its only loss of the season – and they did so in dramatic fashion, winning 10-6.
The Spartans got out to a fast start, recording a safety on Wilson’s opening play from scrimmage. They appeared poised to strike again after they drove quickly down the field on the ensuing drive, but the drive stalled inside the ten. That proved to be the story of the first three quarters, as neither team was able to get the ball into the endzone.
Trailing 2-0 early in the fourth quarter, Wilson finally found a soft spot in the Spartan’s stout defense and took the lead on a 25-yard touchdown pass. But their lead was short lived as Rosemont’s option-powered offense, led by quarterback Tyler Hill, marched down the field on the following drive to regain the lead on a beautiful touchdown pass to receiver Monte Kesheshian. Following the successful two-point conversion attempt, Rosemont increased its lead to 10-6.
Wilson had one last chance to make something happen, but an interception by Tyler Hill sealed the victory for the Spartans.
“Defensively … we only made one mistake — giving up that one fade to (number) 25,” said Head Coach James Mustain. “Otherwise we played lights out.”
Heading into this week’s game against Roosevelt, Mustain says his team will work to “execute more consistently on offense” and continue “playing championship defense.”
The Spartans face Roosevelt Middle School today at Rosemont at 3:30 p.m.