NCS football playoffs: Kelseyville upsets Middletown | The Press Democrat
KELSEYVILLE 14, MIDDLETOWN 12
At Middletown, the Knights lost to the Mustangs by 32 points in the regular season but turned the tables in the Division 5 quarterfinal game. Dwayne Yiggins scored what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown midway through the third quarter on a 5-yard run. “Middletown exposed weaknesses we had the first time we played them,” coach Erick Larsen said. “Offensively, we did a few new things to confuse them and on defense, we concentrated on stopping the run.” Kelseyville trailed 12-7 at the half. The Knights scored in the second quarter on Gideon Turner’s 11-yard pass from Logan Barrick. Brian Carrillo kicked both of the Knights’ extra points while the Mustangs tried and failed on a pair of 2-point runs following their touchdowns. Tyler Chorjel accounted for both Middletown touchdowns. The first came in the opening quarter from 1-yard out and the second came before halftime from the 8-yard line. “They basically outplayed us in the second half,” Middletown coach Bill Foltmer said. “We lost the ball three times on fumbles and that hurt us.”
The game-winning drive came after a Middletown fumble. Yiggins finished with 193 yards on 35 carries while Patrick Mick ran the ball seven times and gained 70 yards. “Yiggins rose to the occasion,” Larsen said. “This was a big game and he was at his best. “Middletown concentrated on shutting down our passing game, so we decided to run the ball more.”
Kelseyville, the No. 6 seed, will try for another upset Friday in the semifinals. The Knights will travel to No. 2 Fort Bragg. Those schools met Nov. 4 at Kelseyville and the Timberwolves won 21-20.