Coleman’s run completes Decatur’s stunning second half comeback

SALISBURY, Md. – Decatur stunned everyone at County Stadium as they erased a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat previously-unbeaten WiHi, 13-12, Saturday afternoon.

WiHi had full control of the first half from the opening kickoff. Malique Leatherbury returned the opening kick for a touchdown, but was called back by a penalty.

Leatherbury struck again on a punt return for the Tribe’s opening score. Quarterback Darius Foreman added a touchdown run with 37 seconds left in the first half.

Decatur could get nothing going on offense against the stout WiHi defensive front. Their lone first half highlight was a touchdown pass from Brycen Coleman to Luke Mergott which was negated by penalty.

The Seahawks flipped the switch at halftime. Mergott’s touchdown brought the road team within six.

A 67-yard rushing touchdown by Coleman in the fourth quarter gave Decatur the 13-12 advantage.

The Seahawks defense stopped WiHi in their own territory twice in the final five minutes to preserve the victory.

“Our guys hung in there, we played a great second half. We had a second half shutout, so a lot of credit to the defense,” Coleman said giving praise to his teammates. “It says a lot to how we don’t give up. People say we’re a young team, but I don’t think we are anymore.”

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