Late TD Lifts HLP Over Newell Fonda

A one-yard touchdown run by Caleb Hemphill with ten seconds left led to a Harris Lake Park 26-18 win over Newell Fonda in Lake Park.

After consecutive three-and-outs to start the game, the next four possessions resulted in touchdowns. After HLP got on the board first, a three-yard touchdown run by Ty Tauber tied it at 6-6. The Wolves reclaimed the lead on a 39-yard touchdown pass, but Newell Fonda answered with a 12-yard TD run by Trenton Struss to tie the score again. HLP found the end zone with 59 seconds left in the half on a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown to take an 18-12 lead at the half.

The Mustangs had the ball for nearly six minutes to start the 3rd quarter, but turned the ball over on downs. An interception by Jacksyn Hogrefe gave the ball back to Newell Fonda at the HLP 27, but the Mustangs lost a fumble on the next snap. HLP however turned the ball over on downs deep in Mustangs territory, and Newell Fonda proceeded to drive 70 yard and tie the game at 18-18 thanks to a 24-yard touchdown pass from Max Carlson to Hogrefe.

The next three drives resulted in three-and-outs. Newell Fonda took over with 5:10 left at their own 16, got one 1st down, but had to punt. HLP took over at their 34 with 1:36 left. The Wolves converted on a 3rd and 20 run by quarterback Lucas Ahrenstorff in which he ran in for an apparent touchdown, but the touchdown was wiped out due to a block in the back, bringing the ball to the Mustangs 20. Six plays later though, Hemphill scored the game-winner, which was followed by a two-point conversion.

The Mustangs had 216 rushing yards on 46 carries. Carlson had 94, Trenton Struss 74, and Ty Tauber 48. Newell Fonda outgained HLP by nearly a hundred yards.

The Mustangs drop to 2-2, and will host Remsen St. Mary’s next week.