The End Zone: Northwest Rankin scores 28-straight points, seals comeback victory over Germantown

Published: Aug. 25, 2023 at 11:51 PM CDT
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FLOWOOD, Miss. (WLBT) - A comeback victory for the Northwest Rankin High School Cougars over the Germantown High School Mavericks on August 25, highlights WLBT’s The End Zone’s coverage.

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GOTW: Northwest Rankin vs. Germantown

After surrendering the first 14 points of the game, the Cougars scored 28-straight points and ultimately secured a remarkable comeback victory by the score of 35-28.

Germantown sophomore Nyrikius Johnson took a direct snap into the end zone on a fourth down play early in the first quarter.

After a three-and-out by NWR, Germantown QB Jackson Hood threw a dot to wide receiver Allen Jenkins before capping off another scoring drive with an 8-yeard screen pass to take a 14-0 lead.

Despite trailing early, the Cougars did not go down without a fight and found momentum from the NWR defense.

The Cougars forced a strip sack and took the fumble to the house to cut the Maverick lead in half.

Shortly after, senior running back Dylan Lewis ran the wildcat and barreled his way across the goal line to tie the game at 14 apiece.

NWR quarterback Wesley White led the Cougars to score 21 more points and the defense stayed strong to cap off a 35-28 victory at Cougar Field.

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