Webb City, Mo., the No. 19 team in the Super 25 rankings, survived a major scare at Har-Ber (Springdale, Ark.), winning 36-26 Friday to push the Cardinals’ winning streak to 31 games. The last time that Webb City lost was early in the 2013 season at Har-Ber.
With a banged-up Tyson Roderique on the sideline, backup quarterback Andrew Greek led a 99-yard drive, punctuated on a 1-yard run by Hunter Vanlue, to give the Cardinals an insurance touchdown with three minutes left.
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Har-Ber quarterback Fuller Chandler opened the second half with a hot arm, connecting on consecutive touchdown passes. First, he threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Dalton Douangdara and a few minutes later, found Luke Hannon for a 76-yard pass play and suddenly, Har-Ber led 26-21.
Vanlue responded with a 2-yard and following a two-point conversion, Webb City took the lead back at 29-26 at the end of the third quarter.
Webb City led 21-13 in the first half after rushing for 126 yards in the first two quarters.
The Cardinals struggled on their first series. A penalty for too many men on the field followed by a fumble and a poor punt gave Har-Ber the ball at the Webb City 46. A few plays later, Chandler found Tyler Blackston in the right corner of the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown pass.
Webb City responded quickly, though, scoring two minutes later on a 4-yard run by Keaton Burroughs to tie the score at 7-7 with the point-after. Roderique set up the score on an 18-yard run. Vanlue made it 14-7, hauling in Roderique’s pitch at the 4-yard line and rumbling in.
Chandler threw another TD pass, however, finding Trey Smith for a 25-yarder a few minutes later. However, Webb City blocked the point after to keep a 14-13 lead. Just before the half, Roderique ran it in from the 15.
It was the fourth meeting between the teams, but it was the first time the visiting team won the game.