UMS-Wright tops Deshler in 4A football state championship

UMS-Wright tops Deshler in 4A football state championship

AUBURN, AL (WAFF) - The Deshler Tigers fell to UMS-Wright on Friday in the 4A state title game.

UMS-Wright, the defending 4A champion, has not lost a game since November of 2017.

Deshler ends the season 12-5 overall. The Tigers lost the last two of the team’s three regular season games, but rallied in the playoffs to make it to Auburn.

RECAP OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

The Bulldogs capitalized off a Deshler interception to score the first touchdown of the game.

The two teams traded possessions before UMS-Wright scored again in the second quarter with just under 7:00 left in the half.

The Bulldogs scored a third touchdown, made an interception, and kicked a field goal to take the 24-0 lead before halftime.

UMS-Wright opened the third quarter with a 64-yard kickoff return to the Deshler 26-yard line. Keyshawn Woodyard made his fourth touchdown catch the Bulldogs soon in the following drive.

The Bulldogs would intercept another Deshler pass in the third quarter to set up another touchdown and extend the lead to 38-0.

Woodyard recorded more than 100 yards of offense in the third quarter along against the Tigers. UMS-Wright would score with a second left in the third quarter to make the score 45-0.

The Bulldogs would score one more touchdown to go up 52-0 and complete the shutout.

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