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Williams Bay suffers last-minute loss

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September 17, 2011

Williams Bay High School’s football team suffered a last-minute heartbreaker Friday night in the Bulldogs’ bid for their first victory of the season.


Josiah Rique’s 5-yard touchdown run with 22.4 seconds left lifted Watertown Maranatha Baptist to a 12-7 win in a nonconference game at Williams Bay.


Rique also had an 11-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, but Williams Bay (0-5) scored on Josh Hills’ 15-yard run with 35 seconds left in the first half. Jorge Huerta’s extra point gave the Bulldogs a 7-6 lead.


Jake Sutter’s 60-yard pass to Jerid Bauscher set up Williams Bay’s touchdown, which was a 74-yard drive. Maranatha drove 86 yards for the winning touchdown.


Hills led the Bulldogs with 18 rushing attempts for 86 yards. Rique and Clinton Saxon accounted 94 and 84 yards, respectively, for Maranatha.


The loss was Williams Bay’s fifth this season. Other than a forfeit victory last season, the Bulldogs have not won since second-to-last game of the 2007 season.


MARANATHA 12, WILLIAMS BAY 7


Watertown Maranatha 0 6 9 6—12


Williams Bay 0 7 0 0—7


Scoring summary: M—Josiah Rique, 11 (pass failed). WB—Josh Hills, 15 run (Jorge Huerta kick). M— Rique, 5 run (pass failed).


Statistics: First downs—M 15, WB 5. Rushing—M 38-178, WB 29-73. Yards passsing—M 94, WB 95. Passes—M 25-10-0, WB 13-3-1. Fumbles—M 3-2, WB 2-2. Penalties—M 4-35, WB 9-70.




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