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Football: Newsome 9, Durant 3

LITHIA — Newsome nabbed a Homecoming win Friday night, beating Durant 9-3.

The first half consisted of good defense by both teams. Durant scored first after Newsome quarterback Spencer Preston fumbled and Dontriel Perry recovered at Newsome 25-yard line. Seven plays later Derek Wells hit a 38-yard field goal. The Wolves got on the board after Durant committed two personal fouls to set them up with a 24-yard field goal right before the half.

Newsome started the half at its own 40 with sophomore quarterback Cole Schaller starting in place of Preston, who went down with a knee injury. The Wolves drove the ball down the field in eight plays and Austin Cobb hit an 18-yard field goal to put Newsome (4-3) ahead 6-3.

On the ensuing drive by Durant (1-6), running back Chris Atkins fumbled at the Cougars' 24. Cobb went on to connect on a 41-yard field goal to put the Wolves up 9-3.

Durant and Newsome traded fumbles, with the Cougars getting the ball with 8:29 to play. Durant quarterback Trey VanDeGrift found wide receivers Aaron Zofnas, Garrett Rentz and Joe Williamson to get in the red zone.

On fourth and goal from the 3, VanDeGrift found Williamson in the back of the end zone but the ref ruled him out of bounds to give the Wolves their first home victory of the season.

Chris Bryant led Newsome in rushing with seven carries for 102 yards and thanked his offensive line: "You can't be a good running back without having a good line."

J.J. Garrett, Times correspondent

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Football: Newsome 9, Durant 3 10/12/13 [Last modified: Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:20am]
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