The postseason offers a great opportunity to empty the playbook for high school teams looking to keep a season alive.
Facing Rosemount and a stiff wind Friday, Woodbury's offense opened up a new look in a 20-3 win in the second round of the Class 6A state tournament. Running the wildcat for the first time in a game, the Royals scored the game's only two touchdowns on a challenging night to run an offense.
Joey Gerlach and the Woodbury offense overcame both the wind and opposing Rosemount in a 20-3 win vs. Rosemount in the second round of the Class 6A state tournament.
Gerlach scored two touchdowns out of the Wildcat formation for host Woodbury, No.8-6A, as breezy conditions hindered both team’s passing offenses.
Trailing 3-0, a fumble recovery by Woodbury’s Ugonna Okeke returned into Rosemount territory helped set up a Gerlach 6-yard touchdown run. The fumble recovery was one of three turnovers for Woodbury (9-1).
Gerlach added a two-yard touchdown run in the second half, putting the Royals ahead 17-3 with 4:48 left in the third quarter.
Field goals were also plentiful with a strong wind. Woodbury’s Scott Hanson completed field goals of 40 and 47 yards, while Rosemount (5-5) kicker Leyton Simmering drilled one of 48 yards.
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