NORWICH - In their third game of the season Norwich took on Waverly and lost to the Wolverines 33-6 Friday, September, 18.
In the first quarter Norwich got the action going with a score with six minutes left in the quarter. Norwich qb Cole Rifanburg threw a pass to Zach Race for 37 yards and the score. After the point after attempt was blocked Norwich was now up 6-0 on the visitor early in the game. This would be Norwich's only score of the contest.
With time just over one minute left to go in the first quarter Waverly struck next. The Wolverine's qb Peyton Miller took a run from seven yards out in for the touchdown. The following kick was good and put Waverly up 7-6 on the Purple Tornado. This turned out to be the winning score of the game as the Norwich offense was shut down the rest of the night. It only took five minutes longer on the game clock for Waverly to march down the field again and take a 34 yard run across the Norwich goal line and in for the touchdown. The Tornado defense would block the ensuing point after and the score would stay at 13-6 Waverly.
Later in the quarter Miller would complete a pass to Shane Carpenter from 27 yards out. Waverly would get the ball back quick and score again on a Miller pass, this time to Brandon Cantrell with 28 seconds left in the half. The kick was up and good for an extra point and Waverly was now up 27-7 after scoring 27 unanswered points. The Waverly defense would hold Norwich to 287 yards of total offense all game and kept them out of the end zone for three entire quarters. Norwich's offense just couldn't find its rhythm Friday night.
Going into the second half Waverly was looking confident but the Norwich offense would keep the Wolverines at bay until the fourth quarter when Miller would complete his third touchdown pass of the night. DJ Meyers would haul in a Miller missile from 30 yards out with nine minutes left on the clock for the final score of the game. After an unsuccessful point after attempt Waverly was now up 33-6. The score would stand until the final whistle giving Waverly the win.