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Shortly after booting the extra point, Cade Henry made a huge stop heading into halftime as he was all that stood between Luke Peacock and a kick return touchdown. Peacock got past midfield, but the senior kicker took him down.
The momentum of that tackle and Polowy’s pick carried over into the second half. The Foxes dominated time of possession, didn’t turn the ball over and were able to move the ball on the ground with Jacob Brooks (20 carries, 131 yards) and Toran Harris (12 carries, 53 yards).
“That pick-6 really opened the floodgates for us and the turnovers kept coming,” Stemmet said. “Something that’s special about this team is that we’re able to handle adversity really well and keep going even when our backs our against the wall.”
Yorkville had the ball for 16:17 during the second half while McHenry only had it 7:43. Amazingly, McHenry had a drive in the first half that lasted nearly as long (7:28) before ending in a missed field goal.