Huskies fall to Timberwolves, 28-27

In their second home game of the season, the Huskies fall to the Timberwolves by one point.

Senior Evan Ranallo punts the ball in the game against Blue Valley Southwest on Friday Sept. 27 at the DAC. BVNW fell to BVSW, 27-28.

After a scoreless first quarter, falling behind 0-21, the Blue Valley Northwest varsity football team scored 27 unanswered points against Blue Valley Southwest only to let up a touchdown within the last two minutes of the game. 

With 11:03 remaining in the first quarter, BVSW scored their first of three touchdowns for the quarter. By the end of the first quarter, BVSW led BVNW, 21-0. 

Head BVNW football coach, Clint Rider, said that his defense responded well after giving up three touchdowns and they ultimately played a good game. 

“They played a great game, they responded well and were able to hold [BVSW] for almost the next three quarters,” Rider said.  

However, Rider believed that overall his team did not prepare well during their pregame warmup and that it showed during the first quarter.  

Between the second and third quarters, BVNW put up 27 unanswered points, consisting of four touchdowns, two extra points and one 2 point conversion. By the end of the third quarter, BVNW led BVSW, 27-21. 

Senior Edward Thomas scored one of BVNW’s four touchdowns with 7:47 left in the third quarter. His touchdown was followed by the two point conversion that put BVNW in the lead.  

Thomas said that he believes BVNW can learn from their mistakes as well as the outcome of this game. 

“This right here is a learning lesson for us right now. As long as I’ve been here I haven’t played a game that close [in score], so we need to step it up next week,” Thomas said.

With 2:12 remaining in the fourth quarter, Pauley threw an interception. Following it, BVSW scored a touchdown and an extra point with 1:38 to go in the game. 

With a final score of 28-27, the Timberwolves claimed victory over the Huskies, dropping BVNW’s overall record at 1-3 for the season. 

“It sucks [to lose] but I am proud of our effort and I thought our kids played a great game,” Rider said. “You get in these close battles with competitive teams and you gotta finish.”

Next Friday, Oct 4, Blue Valley Northwest will take on Blue Valley High at 7:00 pm at Blue Valley High.