LOUISVILLE — Senior running back Tyreon Satterfield says the fourth quarter belongs to Warren Central.
The Dragons proved it Friday night.
Trailing 27-13 entering the fourth quarter, Warren Central (7-0) scored three unanswered touchdowns, rallying to edge Ballard 34-27 at Pat Crawford Stadium.
“We came out, and we were down the whole game,” Satterfield said. “We came back in the fourth quarter. That’s our quarter. We were coming to take the win.”
The Dragons allowed the Ballard combo of quarterback Tyler Owen and receiver Cam Lewis to hook up for three touchdowns, the last of which put the Bruins (1-5) up by 14 with less than three minutes to play in the third quarter.
But Warren Central stuck with the run game, calling two pass plays in the fourth quarter despite the deficit.
“They’re a lot better than their record shows,” Warren Central coach Mike Rogers said of Ballard. “My hat’s off to Ballard and their preparation, but our kids’ effort at the end of the game there was extraordinary. We stayed calm, and our defense answered the call.”
The result was three late rushing touchdowns, two by Satterfield and one by senior Bryan Stovall.
Satterfield’s final score, a 47-yard sprint, gave the Dragons the lead for good with 1:43 left.
“We didn’t come all the way down here to lose,” Satterfield said. “We came here to win. Three-hour bus drive, and we came here to do our thing.”