Shippee Leads Wahconah Past South Hadley SportsPrint Story | Email Story
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. -- Payton Shippee scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Wahconah football team to a 28-16 win over South Hadley on Saturday.
He started the game with a 70-yard run for a score on Wahconah's first play.
In the second quarter, quarterback Braedyn Melle hit Jacob Cooper for a short touchdown pass to give Wahconah a 14-0 lead.
The Tigers got on the board with a TD in the final minute of the first half and scored on a safety midway through the third to cut the deficit to 14-10.
Noah Poirier ran over right tackle and down the sideline for a 49-yard score to put his team on top, 20-10, but South Hadley answered with a long pass play to get back within six late in the third.
Shippee put the game away with a 10-yard run wiht 1 minute, 26 seconds left in the fourth. Poirier's 2-point conversion provided the final margin of victory.
Wahconah (1-0) goes back on the road on Friday to face Wilmington.
Information for this report provided by Wahconah's 12th Man football booster club.
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