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Waterville Prevails 7-6

Waterville varsity football used a strong defensive performance to win their second game of the season at Sauquoit Valley last Thursday and push their record to 2-1 with a two-game winning streak.

Waterville greets Dolgeville at home next Saturday at 1 p.m. The Blue Devils are 2-1.

Both Sauquoit and Waterville boast tough defenses, even though the home Indians have not yet won a game. It showed throughout the game and especially early as the first four series of the game ended in punts.

Sauquoit started with the ball and went three and out. Waterville did the same before Sauquoit offered another three and out.

When Waterville got the ball back they picked up the first first down of the game when WCS's Tristyn Graham broke off a 26-yard run on second down. However, two backwards plays forced another Waterville punt.

On the next play, Nathan Johnson intercepted a pass and returned it to just before midfield. Waterville kept it going when two plays later, Connor Marriott hit Graham with a pass in space that Graham turned into a 33-yard gain.

A personal foul for a late hit by Sauquoit brought the ball down to the four-yard line. Sauquoit called a timeout and Darren Johnson used a great push from his linemen to bull over the defense for a tough touchdown and the 6-0 lead.

Graham kicked in the point after try…

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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