Jags Defeat Quince Orchard to Win 4A West Regional Title
By Kevin O’Rourke
For the second year in a row, the Northwest Jaguars travelled three-and-half miles down Great Seneca Highway to face their arch-rivals, the Quince Orchard Cougars in the Cougar Dome to win the 4A West Regional title in a hard-hitting and down the wire game. It took all 60 minutes but the Jaguars beat the Cougars 28-21, thanks in large part to a defensive stop to end the game.
The Cougar offense was able to come back late in the game and put together a drive which started at the Northwest 48-yard with 2:27 left in the game. Quince Orchard, down by seven, was able to convert two third-and-long situations and a fourth-down and drive the ball to the Northwest seven-yard line. The Cougars were set up first and goal with 15-second remaining.