The final score of 56-22 doesn't truly reflect the battle that went down in Milligan Friday night. It was a David versus Goliath battle when it came to size and experience.
Giltner, with almost half of their team at over 200 pounds, and more than half of the team upperclassmen, left the Timberwolves on an uphill climb.
The Hornets got on the board with 8:11 left in the first quarter when #13 Alex Goracke threw a pass to #5 Rees Lyon who streaked down the field.
The conversion attempt was a pass out of bounds.
Exeter-Milligan's Trevor Luzum took the kick-off into the end zone but it was called back due to a block in the back around the Timberwolves 30 yard line.
With a minute left in the first quarter Giltner passed another one into the end zone making a pitch work for the two points.
In the second quarter it was Giltner again with a 70 yard pass to make the score 20-0 and a quick conversion to bring it to 22-0.
Luzum received the kick off return and headed into the end zone dodging Hornets as he went to put six points on the board with 5:04 left in the second quarter. The T-wolves were not able to put two more points on the board.
Giltner marched the ball down the field and at the 8 yard line on first down they fumbled with E-M recovering. The Timberwolves moved the ball and on fourth and one in punt formation they faked the punt and Luzum took the snap for the first down.
Hornet Tucker Gartner stripped the ball from quarterback Spencer Pribyl but then Giltner turned around and fumbled their first snap with Cameron White recovering the ball.
The Hornets came back to score again with 9:22 left in the 3rd while the conversion pass was batted down by White.
Rece Vaught completed a pass to Trevor Sok for another six on the board with 4:53 left in the third quarter and Colton Bossaller broke up the conversion pass.
Giltner marches down the field again during the fourth quarter to make the score 42-14 but the Timberwolves came back with a Pribyl pass to Trever Zelenka who was brought down at the three yard line. Bossaller punched the touchdown ball in with 3:03 left in the quarter and Manning carried the ball in to bring the score to 42-22.
Trevor Linden caught a Giltner pass to bring the score to 48-22 with a failed conversion attempt. A Timberwolf fumble gave Giltner six more points plus conversion bringing the final to 56-22.
The Timberwolves travel to Lawrence-Nelson next week.
Timberwolf freshman Max Zeleny chases down Giltner’s #27 Braden Trosper.
|#7 Trevor Luzum pulls along the Hornet’s nest as he tries to make some yards. Colton Bossaller (#1) and #48 Cameron White try to take a few Giltner players off but #20 Rece Vaught, #5 Rees Lyon and #27 Braden Trosper won’t let go.|