(MICHIGAN CITY) – The Michigan City Wolves offense sputtered for a little bit on Friday night.
They actually TRAILED twice in the game. Once at 7-0, then 21-20.
But then Lyric McFarrin got them going, and the Wolves did not look back to the tune of a 62-21 win over a very competitive Concord Minutemen squad in the final game of the season at Ames Field. The win results in back-to-back Class 5A Regional Championships.
Concord got the game’s scoring started first thanks to their defense.
Julius James intercepted MC quarterback Bryce Haman’s first pass of the game and returned it to the Wolves’ 6-yard line. Two plays later, quarterback Ethan Cain found James in the left corner of the end zone for a 7-0 lead less than two minutes into the game.
After an exchange of punts, the Wolves offense got started. Bryce Hayman capped their first scoring drive by racing and diving into the end zone from nine yards out to knot the game at 7.
Lyric McFarrin got the running game into high gear sprinting 47 yards for a touchdown and the Wolves were on top 14-7. Hayman then hit Demetrius Garrett for a 12-yard TD and the Wolves took a 20-7 lead but Riley Shreeve missed the extra point.
At that time it seemed like the Wolves were ready to run the Minutemen out of Ames Field.
But Concord had a pair of answers as Ethan Cain connected with Amarious Moore and Julius James with back-to-back touchdowns and the Minutemen had a 21-20 lead with 5:49 left in the half.
And then – it happened.
Lyric McFarrin scored on three touchdown runs in the second period – all within five minutes – from 20, 15, and 17 and before you could blink, the Wolves were in control 41-21 at recess.
McFarrin finished with 224 yards on 18 carries and a career high 5 touchdowns.
Three more scores in the third period closed up shop and the Wolves now head to New Palestine to face the Dragons next Saturday afternoon at 3pm. Arena Sportsnet will have the call LIVE!
Photo Courtesy: Kevin Harmon