|Jayden and her Riverview Lady Sharks teammates returned to their
home field at Riverview High School to take on the Wildcats from
Wharton High School in the northern part of Tampa.
started out on defense tonight, and they allowed the Wildcats to
make a long march down the field on a long drive. Riverview just
couldn't get a stop when they needed it, and the Wildcats scored a
touchdown to take a 6-0, though they were unsuccessful on the extra
point attempt. The Sharks would have possession of the ball when the
first quarter came to a close, and they were making good progress
marching down the field. Unfortunately for them, and bad snap early
in the second quarter set them back ten yards, and they weren't able
to make up the extra yards and were forced to punt the ball away.
Wharton started to march down the field once again after getting the
ball back, but Riverview put an end to that drive my snagging an
interception. Unfortunately they weren't able to get anything going
on their drive on offense, and punted after a negative yardage
running play and two incomplete passes. Although the Wildcats had
two positive passing played after they got the ball back, the clock
run out on the first half before any more damage could be done.
Riverview got the ball back to start the second half, down 6-0.
They strung together a few positive plays before their drive was
ended by a Wharton interception. The Wildcats had good field
position to start their first drive of the half, and they quickly
took advantage of it. On just their second play the receiver on
Jayden's side of the field got a step on her and found herself
running into the end zone after catching the ball, making it a 12-0
game after another missed extra point try. After getting the ball
back the Sharks went backwards on a penalty and a negative yardage
passing play, and threw an interception while trying to get back
that yardage. Jay and the Sharks defense returned to the field after
a short rest, and this time they held their own, forcing the
Wildcats to punt after giving up a single first down. Riverview then
strung together their best offensive drive of the game, marching
down to midfield but turning the ball over on downs after coming up
short on their fourth down attempt. Jay returned to the field on
defense, and the Wildcats quickly marched down the field in just
three plays to score their third touchdown of the game, though none
of the plays were on Jays side of the field. Although Riverview got
the ball back on offense, there wasn't much time left on the clock,
and the game came to an end with the score 18-0 in favor of Wharton.