Northwest NEWS

October 5, 1998

Valley Special

Cedarcrest football loses to Skyline

   by Cindy Sage
   Special to the Valley View

   The Cedarcrest Red Wolves made history Friday night, although it was not the history of which legends are made.
   The Red Wolves became the first victim ever of the Skyline Spartans in a 30-28 loss.
   In a tight game from the beginning to the end, the Red Wolves battled in a vain effort for the win.
   Coming from a 21-7 halftime deficit to knot the score at 21 all with a quick strike from quarterback Brian Henry (8-17, 194) to Mike Smith (4-129,1) for an impressive touchdown between two defenders, and a momentum shifting 53-yard interception return for a touchdown moments later by Will Miller, the Cedarcrest Red Wolves were back in the contest.
   From there the league-leading Red Wolf passing defense was put to the test and despite the 187 passing yards given up for the game held the Spartans high-powered run and shoot offense to only a single 4th quarter touchdown.
   Cedarcrest punched across a rushing touchdown from Mike McDonald (11-34) from 18 yards out after the defense recovered a Spartan fumble to add late game excitement to the contest, but a 3rd period safety was the ultimate undoing of the Red wolves last Friday night and was the final difference in the score.