Mansfield Senior Tygers helmet

WOOSTER -- Mansfield Senior's dream of an undefeated season died at Wooster's Follis Field on Friday night.

The Tygers led the entire game until the final 23 seconds, when Generals quarterback Owen Roach tossed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Micah McKee to give Wooster the 18-17 upset victory.

The Generals (5-3 overall, 5-0 in the Ohio Cardinal Conference) clinched at least a share of the league championship. Wooster can claim an outright crown if it wins at Ashland in the regular-season finale.

Senior High (7-1, 3-1) jumped on top 3-0 on Aiden Crider's 26-yard field goal in the first quarter. The Tygers moved in front 10-0 thanks to Cameron Todd's 68-yard TD bomb to Angelo Grose.

But Wooster's Brayden Taylor's plunged in on a 1-yard scoring dive to make it 10-6 late in the second quarter.

Senior tailback Terrance Flickinger's 38-yard scoring dash pushed the margin to 17-6 in the third period, but the Tygers wouldn't score again.

Logan Kotulock's 5-yard TD bolt cut it to 17-12 late in the third quarter, and set the stage for the Generals' late heroics.

The game was evenly played, with Wooster outgaining Mansfield Senior 305-303.

Todd completed 13 of 19 passes for 136 yards, and Grose had six catches for 101 yards. Flickinger finished with 84 yards on 14 carries.

But Senior High couldn't stop the Generals' passing attack. Roach hit 22 of 30 passes for 206 yards and the game-winning TD pass.

Wooster hosts Akron Firestone next Friday, while Mansfield Senior travels to Mount Vernon.

Support Our Journalism

Sports reporters need great teammates, and that’s you. If local high school sports reporting is important to you, purchase a Source membership for as low as $4.99 per month. You’ll be the MVP of our sports department.

Load comments