The Ashbrook Green Wave and the Forestview Jaguars kicked off conference a little early. The Green Wave came in with a 2-0 record while Forestview was trying to keep from slipping to 1-3. The Jaguars would race out to a 13-0 lead with a nine-yard touchdown pass from Jake Lee to Kyra Peterkin and two field goals from Holt Cloninger (37 and 51). Korbin Proctor put Ashbrook on the board with a 31-yard field goal. The Green Wave would close the gap to three points with a Jakai Grier 10-yard touchdown run.
Forestview would extend their lead in the second half after capitalizing off an Ashbrook fumble. Lee would connect with Trey Bolch for a four-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was mishandled and the Jaguars retained a 19-10 lead. Ashbrook’s Proctor would cut the lead with a 32-yard field goal. The Green Wave took the lead early in the fourth quarter with a 10-yard run by Kendall Massey. Proctor’s extra point kick gave the Green Wave the 20-19 lead.
Forestview was not done yet. Jake Lee got the Jaguars back on top with a four-yard run for a touchdown. His two-point conversion pass to Kyra Peterkin made the score 27-20. But the Forestview defense could not hold Ashbrook down as Jakai Grier scored his second touchdown run from ten yards out. Tyresse Nicholas’s run for the two-point conversion put Ashbrook on top 28-27. A Jaguar fumble with just over two minutes left would seal the deal for Ashbrook.
Jakai Grier led Ashbrook in 166 yards rushing and two touchdowns. He lost two fumbles however. Tyresse Nicholas added 125 yards rushing. Jake Lee led Forestview with 245 yards passing, three touchdowns (one rushing) but would throw an interception and lost a fumble.
“I’m proud of our kids. Our kids didn’t lay down. We had some tough situations in that game that we put ourselves into.” said Ashbrook head coach Brian Andrews “We found a way to overcome it. I’m so proud of our team and coaching staff with everything we did tonight. We put the ball on the ground three times in the first half. We had to overcome that second week in a row. What I’m seeing out of this group now is that they are starting to believe and they are starting to fight harder. They believe that they can win the second half.”
“It was a hard fought game. We left it all out there.” said Forestview head coach Chris Medlin “We played hard. Ashbrook played well and didn’t give up. We’re getting better every week and playing good. It just may not show up right away. It’s not going to get easier.”
Forestview will be off next week before resuming conference play at Crest. Ashbrook will travel to Clover, SC next week. Ashbrook improves to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference play. Forestview falls to 1-3 and 0-1 in conference play.