Wesley wins overtime thriller over rival Salisbury
SALISBURY, Md.- After suffering two consecutive losses for the first time since 2003, Wesley College rebounded in a big way, taking down rival, and previously undefeated, (18) Salisbury 19-13 in overtime.
Despite throwing five picks, missing two extra points, and racking up 85 yards in penalties, adversity and energy were the key in ‘The Dub’ getting the win.
The Gulls jumped out to a 13-0 lead at half, behind rushing scores inside the 10-yard line from Jack Navitsky and Mike-Ryan Mofor. The Sea Gull defense played huge throughout the game, forcing a season-high five interceptions again Khaaliq Burroughs, three of them by Devinne Greene on his senior day.
In the second half, something clicked. Burroughs finally got points on a board with an 83-yard slant to Chuck Simpson, and then with just over one-minute to play, Burroughs hit Ruhann Peele to make it 13-13. The Wolverines would miss the extra point, sending us to overtime.
In the free football period, Burroughs got Wesley on the board with a one-yard rush on 4th down, but, the extra point was blocked.
So with a six-point lead, Salisbury took over, but a Frank Pipich pass sailed out of the end zone on 4th down to give Wesley the come from behind win.
Burroughs finished with 303 yards through the air, three total touchdowns, and five interceptions.
Salisbury, they finished the day with zero passing yards and 195 yards on the ground.
Salisbury (8-1) hits the road next week, traveling to (6) Frostburg State to close out the season. Wesley (6-3) wraps up their year on the road as well, at Christopher Newport.