DELPHOS — Jefferson hosted Homecoming Friday night and welcomed Columbus Grove to town for a Northwest Conference grid matchup.
After a defensive struggle in the steady downpour of rain, Columbus Grove topped the host Wildcats 7-6.
After Columbus Grove (4-3, 2-3 NWC) took the opening kickoff and was forced to punt deep in their own territory, the Wildcats (5-2, 4-2 NWC) took over with great field position on the Columbus Grove 27. On 3rd-and-5, junior Zavier Buzard broke through the middle for an 8-yard gain and a first down. Four plays later, Buzard punched the ball into the end zone from four yards out to give the Wildcats the lead with 6:53 left to play in the first quarter. Jefferson missed the extra point, leaving the score 6-0.
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