Late field goal sinks Sharks in another nail-biting finish

sjfoot-7runThe St. James High football team once again lived up to the nickname “Cardiac Sharks,” treating the rowdy home crowd to another wild one that came down to the wire. But this time the ball didn’t bounce their way in the end as Andrews kicked a game-winning field goal in the final seconds for a 29-26 victory.

Coming off a big win over Loris last week, St. James once again had to scrap to the final horn. The Yellow Jackets drove the length of the field on their first series for a quick 7-0 lead, but the Sharks answered with two touchdowns in less than a minute – both on connections between quarterback Zach Werba and Trey Myers – for a 13-7 lead.

Andrews stayed on the offensive for a 20-13 halftime lead until Werba came up with a big play with his feet. On fourth-and-goal he scrambled his way into the end zone but a missed PAT kept Andrews on top.

The Jackets added another TD to make it 26-19, but Werba threw his third TD pass of the game to Jackson Hurston to tie it up at 26-all midway through the fourth quarter – enough time for Andrews to boot the game-winning field goal with 17 seconds left.

The Sharks (1-1) travel to Carolina Forest next Friday.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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