Frankston’s Caleb Williams’ average of 21 yards per carry wasn’t quite enough to lead his Indians to victory Friday night at Austin Stadium as the Westwood Panthers came away with a 20-14 win.
Williams finished the game with 130 yards on six carries.
The game was scoreless until 1:25 in the second quarter when Williams capped off his team’s drive with a 13-yard touchdown run to lift his Frankston to a 6-0 lead.
Westwood, which notched its first win since 2009, responded on the next play however, as Theron Dingas returned the kickoff 88 yards to the house to tie the game heading into halftime.
Sixteen seconds and 88 yards after the start of the second half, Williams was in the end zone for his second touchdown to give the lead back to Frankston. Quarterback Michael Warren connected with Andrew Dansby on the 2-point conversion to go up 14-6.
Frankston recovered an onside kick and started its next drive at the Westwood 37. The Indians were unable to capitalize though as the Panthers forced and recovered a fumble at the 13.
Westwood did capitalize however. A 30-yard pass from Michael Dodd to Devin Miller set up a 4-yard touchdown run by Nick Hicks. Keke Hicks ran a reverse for a successful 2-point conversion to tie the game at 14.
The Panthers defense forced another fumble on the next possession and once again took advantage.
Keke Hicks took the ball on a reverse and connected with Kendrick Ray for a 56-yard completion. Two plays later, Keke Hicks took it in from 12 yards out to go up 20-14.