Taft Gantt ’20
In front of a crowd of thousands at Johnson Stadium, Woodberry Forest lost to Episcopal High School 21-25 in the 118th playing of The Game. The Maroon started their comeback in the third quarter scoring 19 unanswered points to end the game.
Dequece Carter had himself a day in his last game in a Woodberry jersey finishing with 244 yards and a touchdown. His 32-yard touchdown pass from Ben Locklear in the second quarter made him the all-time leading receiver in Central Virginia history.
Woodberry Forest got its first points on the board after a one-yard touchdown run by Rhys Logan. George Pettegrew caught a touchdown and was the second leading receiver for the Tigers. Woodberry found most of its offensive success in the air from Ben Locklear who threw for 350 yards.
The Tigers’ season came to an end Saturday, but they should not hang their heads. Winning four of their last five games, the Forestmen finished the season 5-3 and Prep League Champs. Coach Braswell congratulated his boys in the postgame huddle after the singing of Amici by the entire student body.