Northwest Opens Season with Victory at Wootton
It may not have started pretty for Northwest’s senior quarterback Chris Craddock on Friday night versus Wootton, but it ended pretty darn good. The Jags defeated the Patriots 53-36 as Northwest began its 2017 campaign.
Wootton drew first blood as junior Alex Yassin intercepted a Craddock pass and returned it 18 yards for the touchdown, the kick would fail, but the defensive play would give the Patriots an early 6-0 lead.
Craddock would make up for that one mistake. He would go on to throw five touchdown passes in the win. The first was a 25-yard scoring strike to senior wide-out Norval Black. The kick would be good, and the Jags would take a 7-6 lead.
He would follow it up on the next Jags drive with an eight-yard touchdown to senior running back Juwon Farri to extend the Jags lead. The Jags never looked back. Wootton would get on the board and make a game of it, but the Jags would not relinquish the lead.
It would be Farri extending the lead again with a two-yard run from scrimmage to make the score 19-6 at halftime.
The Jags would pour on the scoring in the second half, right from the kickoff, as Farri took the kick 85 yards to the end zone to further extend the Northwest lead to 26-6.
In the third quarter, Wootton would find some offense scoring back-to-back touchdowns. First with a screen pass from quarterback Grant Saylor to Mike Amobi to cut the lead to 26-14. Saylor would orchestrate another touchdown pass with a 66-yard catch and