By BRIAN CUNNIFF
WILDWOOD — Greg Mitchell created one of the biggest plays of the past few seasons for the Wildwood High School football team Friday.
With the Warriors trailing 14-0 late in the first half, Mitchell chased down Riverside quarterback Danny Devlin and knocked the ball from his hands. After a couple of bounces, Mitchell scooped up the loose football and rushed 23 yards for a touchdown.
Warrior fans erupted as the players jumped and screamed in celebration.
Unfortunately, it was one of Wildwood’s lone highlights.
Riverside scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and eventually pulled away from the Warriors, 36-6. The defeat extended Wildwood’s losing streak to 39 games.
Devlin tossed three scoring passes and ran for another to lead the Rams, who picked up their first win.
Wildwood fell to 0-3.