Washington Evening Journal
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10th-ranked Warriors spoil New London’s homecoming, stay unbeaten
NEW LONDON — The 8-Man football game is usually a track meet. With an 80-yard field and less tacklers, games often light up the scoreboard, especially when two quality teams are involved.
That wasn’t the case on Friday night in New London.
A defensive struggle was won when No. 10 WACO slipped past New London, 7-0, to stay undefeated and move closer to a district championship.
The Tigers and Warriors were locked in a tug of war for three quarters. In the second half, a New London missed field goal and a WACO red zone fumble kept it scoreless heading into the final minutes of regulation.
Finally, with just 4 minutes, 17 seconds left in the game, Simeon Reichenbach hit Jonah Clark for the game-winning touchdown pass, a 24-yard strike.
Reichenbach also ran for 119 yards. Clark and Drew Diers led the defense with nine tackles apiece, and Taylor Sutton picked off a pass.
Blaise Porter ran for 78 yards. New London teammate Boden Pickle had nine tackles, including four tackles for loss.