UTICA — Friday’s football game between Fredericktown and Utica turned faster than the blink of an eye.
Late in the third quarter of a tied game, Utica was controlling the Freddies and ready to take the lead. But, in less time than it took Clark Kent to find a phone booth, the Freddies turned what looked like another loss into an emotional 34-21 victory over the host Redskins.
“I can’t say enough about the kids,” said Fredericktown coach Will Hartley. “At halftime I told them, ‘We’re right in this thing.’ We stepped up and answered.”
After a crazy first quarter where neither team could stop the other, things finally settled down. The Redskins (0-3) were starting to take control when they marched down the field late in the third quarter. But, a bad snap on a field goal attempt snowballed on the Redskins, who then turned the ball over twice in a short amount of time.