In a wild game, Winner High School football team rallied to defeat Chamberlain 42-40 Friday night.
Trevor Peters scored a 2 yard touchdown with 14 seconds left in the game.
With 2:39 left in the game, Winner was down 10 points, 40-30.
With 2:01 left in the game, Brady Fritz completes a 41 yard pass to Brandon Volmer for a touchdown to cut Chamberlain’s lead.
On a third down, Preston Norrid came up with a huge sack and then Winner blocked a Cubs punt to give the Warriors the ball on the 45 yard line.
Casey Stickland caught a pass from Fritz to move Winner close to the goal line and then Fritz scrambled to get to the 2 yard line to allow Peters to punch in the ball for the winning touchdown.
“I want to give our kids credit for making big plays,” said coach Dan Aaker.
Chamberlain, celebrating its homecoming, took the lead right away with two touchdowns.
Winner scored with 1:15 left in the first quarter on a 7 yard run by Brady Fritz, who also made the 2 point conversion.
At the start of the second quarter, Phillip Jorgensen scored on a 2 yard run to give Winner the lead 16-13.
Chamberlain countered with a TD giving them back the lead.
Right before the half Peters scored on a 2 yard run and Winner led 22-19.
In the third quarter, Sam Kruger scored on a 2 yard run.
The Cubs had three unanswered touchdowns in the second half.
Both teams were close in first downs with Winner having 21 and Chamberlain 22.
The Warriors had a total of 391 offensive yards.
Leading rushers were Jorgensen, 94 yards; Fritz, 74 yards; Peters, 47 yards and Kruger, 32 yards.
In passing, Fritz was 7-13 for 128 yards.
Leading the Winner defense was Shea Connot with 10 tackles, Volmer, Peters, Norrid, Elijah Blare, all with 6 and Bosten Morehart with 5.
“We were worried about their size up front and had a hard time defensively stopping them,” said Aaker.
The Warriors will travel to Wagner on Friday. “The big thing this week is that we have to find ourselves defensively,” said the coach. “We need to have a good defensive game and gain some confidence on that side of the ball.”