Curry tops Cordova in thriller
by Jeffery Winborne
Nov 02, 2013 | 2048 views | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Curry's Jarrod Owens looks to escape a Cordova defender during their game Friday night. Owens threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores in the Yellow Jackets' 42-41 victory. Photo by Jeff Johnsey
Curry's Jarrod Owens looks to escape a Cordova defender during their game Friday night. Owens threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores in the Yellow Jackets' 42-41 victory. Photo by Jeff Johnsey
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CURRY — The Curry Yellow Jackets overcame a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Cordova Blue Devils, 42-41, at home Friday night.

Cordova outgained the Yellow Jackets 453 total yards to Curry’s 315. However, the Devils were minus 3 in the turnover margin and hurt severely by penalties in the fourth quarter.

Curry went three-and-out and punted to start the game. After taking over at their own 26-yard line, the Blue Devils methodically marched down the field until Garrett Woods ran in the first touchdown of the night from 7-yards out.

The Yellow Jackets put the load on quarterback Jarrod Owens on their next drive. Owens ran 71 yards on four plays on his way to even it up at 7-7.

Cordova's Deiontray Bush put the next drive on his back, starting with a 30-yard run into Jacket territory, then capping it off with a 14-yard touchdown carry.

Curry would put the ball in the hands of Jonathan Aldridge, who passed down field to a wide open Colton Harris for a 31-yard touchdown score.

The Devils answered with a one-play touchdown drive as Jonathon Shumate found Hunter Sharitt for a 61-yard pass. The missed extra point put Cordova ahead 20-14. After a Yellow Jacket punt, Cordova was marching down the field when Shumate was leveled in the back field, coughing up the ball and giving it back to Curry deep in Devil territory. Owens ran in from 26 yards out for the score. Curry failed to take the lead with the missed extra point, notching the score at 20-20.

Cordova managed to convert three fourth down conversions on their next drive. Shumate connected with Woods for a 20-yard score to end the half with the Devils up 27-20.

Both teams traded scores to start the half, with Woods running in a 22-yard touchdown for Cordova and Owens hitting Tristan Warren from a yard out for Curry.

The Blue Devils had the ball to start the fourth quarter, and began to pull away as Woods ran in from the 8-yard line to give Cordova a 41-27 lead.

With 7:18 left in the game, Curry's Tristan Westbrook ran in his only score of the night to make it a seven-point game.

The Devils began to chew away at the clock, but on fourth and inches in Jacket territory, Cordova fumbled the ball away on a quarterback sneak.

A personal foul against Cordova on the sideline and a pass interference call on the goal line put Curry in the redzone. From 19 yards out, Owens found Harris for the touchdown with 14 seconds left in the game.

Opting to go for the lead, the offense stayed on the field. Owens hit Chath Morgan for the 2-point conversion to give Curry their first lead of the night, and the victory.

Jarrod Owens went 9 of 17 for 74 yards and two touchdowns passing with an additional 164 yards and three scores on the ground.

Jonathon Shumate threw 10 of 17 for 180 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Deiontray Bush and Charles Woods ran for over 100 yards each.

Curry ends an otherwise disappointing season on a high note, as both teams finish with a 2-8 record.