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October 18, 2011 > Huskies defense makes the difference

Huskies defense makes the difference

Submitted By John Hernandez, Photo by Mike Heightchew

All MVAL teams are fighting hard trying to catch Logan, so the recent game between Washington High Huskies and Newark Cougars was extremely important.

Washington's lack of offense has been a problem so far this year. The Washington faithful were heartened early in the game as the Huskies marched down the field during their first possession. But a tough Newark defense stopped them cold on the 20-yard line. This set the trend in the first half. The remainder of the half settled into a tight defensive battle.

The Huskies were able to stop Newark's ground game by keying on the Newark running attack and at the beginning of the second half, the Huskies offense was rolling again. They scored making it 7-0, but Newark responded, evening the score at 7-7.

A seesaw battle continued until the Huskies were able to score again; Washington 14, Newark 7. As the game clock wound down in the fourth quarter, Newark was moving toward another tie score when Washington's defense proved equal to the task of holding The final blow came for Newark as the Cougars began moving back down the field, but with just 2:55 left on the clock, Washington's defense stepped up and intercepted a pass. Final score: Washington Huskies 14, Newark Cougars 7

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