yards of artificial turf separated Plymouth's football team from its
second straight frustrating loss Friday night.
However, with Wayne Memorial on the doorstep of a dramatic victory, the Wildcats' defense slammed the door shut on the Zebras, preserving a 14-10 win.
The triumph improved Plymouth's record to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the KLAA South Division. The Zebras fell to 2-2 and 0-2, respectively.
The 'Cats led 14-10 with less than a minute to play and Wayne had a first-and-goal at the Plymouth 4-yard line.
Wayne failed to score on two runs and two passes, the second of which was picked off by Alex Ruffin, ending the contest.
The Wildcats grabbed the early lead when quarterback Victor Hicks connected with wide receiver Brennen Byer on a 4-yard scoring pass.
Plymouth extended its lead to 14-0 mid-way through the third quarter when Hicks hit Jernarian Caldwell on a crossing pattern and Caldwell turned it into a 82-yard TD play.
Kyle Brindza booted both extra points.
The Zebras' lone score game with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter when quarterback Matt Mills connected with James Jackson on a 7-yard TD pass play.
Hicks completed 5-of-10 passes for 136 yards, two TDs and one pick.
Caldwell enjoyed a huge night, catching two passes for 81 yards while rushing for 151 yards on 29 carries.
Daryle Cohn added a fumble recovery for the winners.
Ed Wright can be reached at
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