Crockett led 12-7 with 4:38 left to play in the half.
The Panther offense, starting at their own 41-yard line ,made the most of its opportunity by driving to the Crockett 18-yard line.
On third down, Westwood quarterback rolled to his right and found tight end Caden Countryman in the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown pass. Walters again kicked the extra point and the Panthers led 14-12 with 53 seconds to go in the second quarter.
Crockett could not pull any magic with the time that was left and both teams went to the dressing room to make adjustments for the second half.
The Bulldogs started its first possession of the second half from the Panthers 45-yard line, but the offense was only able to move to the 15-yard line. Crockett’s kicker Arcevar came on to kick a 30-yard field goal to give the Bulldogs a one point lead, 15-14, with plenty of time left to go in the third quarter.
Neither Westwood nor Crockett could get things going offensively as both defenses dominated the rest of third quarter. The score stayed at 15-14 going into the fourth.
The fourth quarter started like the third finished with both defenses keeping the offenses at bay.
Westwood’s second possession of the fourth quarter turned out to be the deciding factor as field position gave Crockett a huge advantage.
The Panthers started from their own 2-yard line after a Crockett punt, but could not move the ball out of the shadow of its own end zone and was forced to punt. Ellerbe’s punt was returned to the Westwood 18-yard line where Crockett began its possession.
Five plays later, Carlton Shirley took the Wildcat snap and found the end zone from one yard out. Arcevar kicked the extra point to give Crockett an 8-point lead, 22-14, with 1:52 to go in the fourth quarter.