Sebastian River loses close game to Fort Pierce Central 14-9

FORT PIERCE – Coming off a loss to Jensen Beach last week, Sebastian River took the field against Fort Pierce Central Friday night, looking to avenge last years’ close game.

“We had opportunities that we did not capitalize on,” Coach Randy Bethel said after the game. “We made some key mistakes that cost us the game.” Last year it was a late fumble that cost them the game that led to a Fort Pierce Central game winning score as time expired.

It was a late turnover again that costs them the victory this year.

Sebastian River scored first when kicker Michael Nottage hit a 34-yard field with 9:32 left in the second quarter.

At the beginning of second half, Fort Pierce Central quarterback Marcus Sigmon hooked up with Chris Wallace for an 81-yard touchdown pass.

Sebastian River quarterback Norris Rogers took the ball on a quarterback keeper for a 1-yard touchdown run with 3:05 left in the third quarter.

Michael Nottage’s extra point was blocked.

With just seconds left in the third quarter, Marcus Sigmon found Louis Mathieu for a 20-yard touchdown reception.

The big play of the game came with just 43 seconds left to go.

With Sebastian River threatening to take the lead, Wesley Wilson was intercepted in the end zone by Keion William, ending Sebastian River’s scoring threat.

The final score was Sebastian River 9, Fort Pierce Central 14.

Sebastian River falls to 2-3 and plays Fort Pierce Westwood next week.

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