Drexel's season ends with loss to Midway in second round of Districts
By TESA DEEL
Halloween Night was filled with lots of candy, spooky costumes and of course football. Drexel had to defeat the only team to give them a loss this year, the midway Vikings, to continue their season and advance in the playoffs. A great battle of both teams but the Bobcats fell short, 20-38 and ended a great season. Drexel's season ended with a final record of 9-2.
Drexel won the toss and elected to receive the ball while Midway's defense took the field. Drexel had a nice first offensive series but the 12 play drive was stopped after Midway intercepted a pass in the end zone.
The Cats defense took over and forced Midway to punt after 3 plays. Drexel got on the scoreboard first with 4 minutes left in the first quarter a 56 yard touchdown run by Javyn Johnston. Drexel's PAT was no good, 6-0 Drexel.
Midway offense looked to answer the score by Drexel. With some great blocking that opened up a hole, Bobby Zielinski ran for 61 yards and a score. Midway went up on top with the PAT. First quarter ended with Midway on top 6-7.
Early in the second quarter, Drexel looked to their passing game and got another Bobcat touchdown on a pass form Johnston to CJ Bolton. Electing to go for 2 after the touchdown, Drexel converted the pay on a pass to Cody Russell putting Drexel ahead, 14-7.
Midway retaliated with a good series of offense prior to halftime. Quarterback, Peyton Semsch ended that series in the end zone on a 4 yard run. Midway missed the PAT that kept Drexel with the lead at the half, 14-13.
Midway came out after the half looking for the win and Drexel had no answers. Drexel's was sluggish and Midway running game pounding the Cat's defensive line. Drexel had a good drive going but Johnston threw his second interception of the night. Midway capitalized on Drexel's turnovers and took the lead into the third quarter scoring twice, 25-14.
For more of the story see the November 8, 2012 edition of The Drexel Star.