West Middlesex rallies late to win thriller

West Middlesex advances to face Farrell in the District 10 Class A Finals on Thursday November 10.

After rallying late, the Big Reds held on for a thrilling 20-16 win over Cambridge Springs.

HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – West Middlesex rallied late, and came up with a huge defensive stand at the three yard line in the final seconds to top Cambridge Springs in the District 10 Class A Semifinals at Hickory High School Thursday night.

The Big Reds got on the board on their first play when Josh Porterfield raced into the endzone from 58 yards out giving West Middlesex a 7-0 lead. Porterfield tallied 102 yards on the ground.

Cambridge Springs took the lead late in the first quarter on a 55-yard touchdown run by Trent Merry.  The 2-point conversion gave the Devils an 8-7 lead which they took into halftime.

West Middlesex recaptured the lead less than two minutes into the third quarter, when Clayton Parrish races 74-yards for a touchdown.  The two-point conversion was no-good, but the Big Reds had the lead at 13-8.

The Devils took the lead later in the third quarter on a 24-yard touchdown pass.  The 2-point conversion gave Cambridge Springs a 16-13 advantage, a lead they held through the end of the third quarter.

Late in the fourth quarter, West Middlesex capped off a 92-yard drive that took nearly five minutes, with a 2-yard touchdown run by Clayton Parrish to take a 20-16 lead following the extra point.

Parrish finished with 124 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the win.  He also caught a pair of passes for 69 yards for West Middlesex.

West Middlesex improves to 7-3 overall on the season.  The Big Reds advance to face Farrell in the District 10 Class A Finals Thursday November 10 at a location to be determined.

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