SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Chase Jackson picked off a pass at the 10 yard line and the Rams averted the Cardinal score with 23.6 seconds left in the half.
The refs blew a call on the kickoff that would have put the Rams at their own 35. The Rams got a rekick and Jackson returned it from the 20 to the 45.
With 3 receivers to the left, Duckett hit tight end Luke McConnell in the middle in the field for 19 yards to the Warrensburg 32.
On 3rd and 5 Duckett hit McConnell again and his run after the catch got the 1st down at the Cardinal16. Jackson ran for six yards and Hendryx for one, before a procedure flag pushed them back to the 19.
Duckett threw a fad pattern to Wyatt Fox, who got separation inside the 5 and made the catch for a game-tying TD. The Dylan Patch kick was blocked and with 6:46 left in the 3rd it was 6-6.
Warrensburg took the kickoff, but playd by Finley and Ulrich brought 4th down. A fake punt was stopped by Zach Williams and the Rams got the ball at the Warrensburg 32.
Devin Peterson ran 13 yards for a 1st down at the Cardinal 14. Tice Robinson ran twice and the measurement proved a 1st down at the Cardinal 2 yard line.
Duckett kept the ball up the middle and kept pushing the pile over the goal line with 2:30 in the 3rd. The fake kick didn't work and Shelby was up 12-6.
The Cards took the kick, but on 3rd and 4, Finley sacked the QB again. After the punt the rams had the ball at the Cardinal 47.
A pass to McConnell netted another 1st down at the WL 33. The game went into the 4th period, but on 3rd and 15 Duckett threw an interception in the middle of the field.
Warrensburg had the ball at the 44. In a bad flashback to previous games, the Rams let a counter play go for a 56 yard TD on the first play from scrimmage. One man had a shot at him, but he slipped on the wet grass. Warrensburg tied the score 12-12 with 10:21 to play. The extra-point kick missed.