Robert E. Lee dropped the ball Friday, and opportunistic Wetumpka picked it up.
Jake Millwood hit Charlie Crenshaw for 22 yards as Wetumpka cut Lee’s lead to 17-14 and the Indians continued on for a 27-17 win.
“I told Jake (Millwood) the middle was open and I was going to beat them over deep and to throw it over my outside shoulder and he did that,” Crenshaw said. “The momentum carried on the rest of the game. We had the momentum the whole rest of the second half.”
Lee led Wetumpka 17-7 in the third quarter before Wetumpka quarterback Millwood hit Crenshaw in the back of the end zone.
The next Lee series ended after three plays.
The fourth down snap flew high over the punters head and into the end zone and Wetumpka’s Justin Connor was there to recover. 21-17.
“Special teams was kind of hit or miss,” Lee coach Tyrone Rogers said. “Defensively, we didn’t play well. (Lots of) missed tackles. (Wetumpka) … deserved to win.”
Wetumpka trailed 10-7 at the half, with its touchdown a 5-yard O.J. Jackson run on the opening drive. Lee senior Darius Fields returned the second-half kickoff 85 yards for a score to make it 17-7.
Crenshaw’s late 13-yard touchdown run gave Wetumpka its last points.
“I’m very proud for these young men with all the changes that have occurred in the football program since January for them,” Wetumpka coach Tim Perry said. “It’s really nice to win that first one.”
“We really had to do this on the run,” Perry said. “I’m very proud of our coaches. They’re putting in a lot of time and again we’re kind of having to things on the fly.”
Lee’s first touchdown was a 7-yard pass from Anthony Hooks to Dalvin White.
Wetumpka hosts Oak Mountain on Friday. Lee travels to Opelika.