Last-minute touchdown earns Marshfield VFA title
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – A 20-19 win against D.C. Everest, on Oct. 11 at Heiting Community Stadium, earned Marshfield another title in the Valley Football Association West.
Everest got on the board first, with an 85-yard touchdown run and an extra point in the first quarter, to begin a lead Everest maintained until the final minute of the game.
The Evergreens earned nine more points in the second quarter, before Marshfield got on the board with a Joey Goettl touchdown run and a Kyle Tremelling kick, putting the score at 16-7 to end the first half.
A field goal by Everest produced the only points, by either team, in the third quarter, with the Evergreens maintaining its lead at 19-7.
Marshfield was determined to stay alive in the VFA contest and began their push early in the fourth quarter with Goettl securing another touchdown run, secured with a Tremelling extra point.
At 19-14, Marshfield still trailed as the final minute started ticking down, but a Goettl pass to Simon Slade pulled Marshfield ahead, squeaking out a 20-19 win.
With the win, Marshfield finishes 5-3 in the VFA, earning a place in the playoffs.
The Tigers end their regular season play on Oct. 18 against Sparta at Heiting Community Stadium.