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WILLIAMSTOWN -- With Mount Greylock's football team trailing 20-14 with two minutes left Friday night against Wahconah, the Mounties looked to the air to get a late score and either tie or take the lead.
After three straight runs from running back Daivon Clement, quarterback Brodie Altiere dropped back looking for receiver Mike McCormack on the left side.
McCormack appeared to be open, but Wahconah defensive back Darrow Brown made a great break on the ball diving to make the interception. That play sealed the Warriors' win.
Greylock coach Shawn Flaherty said the play by Brown was a great individual effort.
"I saw that [Brown] was playing so far off and I thought we could get it to [McCormack]," Flaherty said. "Brown made a nice break on it. [McCormack] was there but it was a great play for Wahconah."
The play by Brown iced the game as Wahconah ran most of the clock out. The Mounties got the ball back with two minutes remaining in the game, but they turned the ball over on downs after three incompletions. Altiere ended the game with five completions on 16 attempts with one touchdown pass and one interception.
The two-headed attack of quarterback Ethan Wells and running back Pease ran for a total of 251 yards. Wells ran the read option to perfection while leading the Warriors.
After Greylock tied the game at 14 with four minutes left in the third quarter, Wahconah went back to its bread and butter to answer the Mounties.
Wahconah capped a 13-play drive with a 1-yard run from Wells to take a 20-14 lead.
Clement said the Greylock defense had trouble reading the fakes from Wells.
"They had good blocks. They made real good blocks, and we were biting on the fakes and they got around us," Clement said.
Wells totaled 174 yards on the ground, highlighted by a 74-yard run, to pick up Wahconah's second score.
Flaherty said the inability to stop the quarterback runs hurt his team.
"That's the thing that hurts. You boil it down in the first half to two plays," Flaherty said. "We gave up a big pass play and we got away from our defense scheme and bit to the inside and Wells took off."
Flaherty stressed to his team that, with a 6-2 record, their season is not over.
"I told them we're a great football team and we just played a great football team," Flaherty said. "When all the math is done we're still going to play football and we've got a state championship to play for."