Waverly completes second-half comeback to defeat Norris

WAVERLY, Neb. (KLKN) – The Waverly Vikings went head-to-head with the Norris Titans on Friday.

The Vikings came back to win 27-22 to improve their record to 4-0 on the season.

In the first quarter, Waverly had their first drive shut down thanks to an interception by Titan linebacker Eli Holt.

Norris did not make it into the endzone on their first drive but tacked on three points thanks to a 27-yard field goal by Evan Greenfield.

Later in the quarter, with just a few seconds remaining on the clock, Norris would score again via a 50-yard rushing touchdown by Blake Macklin.

Early in the second quarter, Waverly found the endzone with a rushing touchdown by quarterback Nolan Maahs.

Norris would not end the quarter without finding the endzone again.  Another 45-plus-yard run by Macklin placed the Titans near the goal line.

On the next play, Norris quarterback Jarrett Behrends connected with Holt for a touchdown. The Titans would miss the extra point keeping the score at 16-7.

With under 50 seconds left in the first half, Maahs would break through the goal line again.  At halftime, the Titans led 16-14.

In the second half, Waverly broke through once again with a rushing TD by Maahs to give the Vikings their first lead of the game, 21-16.

At the start of the fourth quarter, Behrends tossed one to Norris wide receiver Jax Gates to give Norris back the lead, 22-21.

With nine minutes left in the fourth, Maahs found the endzone with a go-ahead touchdown.

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