SPARTA — The Fredericktown and Highland football teams played a game of top that.
Big plays from both sides kept fans on the edge of their seats Friday, but in the end, it was the Freddies that came up with the biggest play and went on to a 54-45 upset of the host Scots.
“We were able to make two or three keys plays to win the ball game,” said Fredericktown coach Brian Baum.
The teams traded punches throughout the game, but it was a turnover that finally sealed the deal. Fredericktown (4-4 overall, 3-1 Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference) had just scored with six-plus minutes to go in the game to take the lead at 46-45 when it came up with the play of the night.
Zac Long’s kickoff was mishandled by the Scots (6-2, 3-1) and Fredericktown pounced. Just seven plays later, Austin Hathaway scored his fourth rushing touchdown that broke the Scots back.
“That was a big play (the muff). Obviously, when a game is that tight, mistakes are what affect the outcome,” said Highland coach Chad Carpenter.
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