Greenwood made the needed adjustments in the second half to rally past Alma and win the junior high season finale at Airedale Stadium, 22-21.
Alma built a 21-7 lead at halftime by scoring on all three of its first half possessions, but was limited to 76 yards of offense in the second half.
Greenwood could only score once in the first half, but engineered two scoring drives to take the lead.
The Bulldogs pulled within a touchdown after a 16-play drive that ate up 4:47 of the clock on a one-yard run by Kenny Wood with 5:33 remaining in the game. The drive was sustained as Greenwood was looking at a fourth-and-seven from the Alma 18, the resulting pass play was a loss, but a penalty gave the Bulldogs one more shot, inches from the first down.
Greenwood converted the first down and three plays later, Wood scored.
Alma faced a fourth-and-inches at the Greenwood 40, but the play was stuffed at the line of scrimmage.
The Bulldog took over at their own 40 with 2:45 left in the game. Greenwood needed just six plays to cover the 60 yards and Wood scored his third touchdown of the night, this time from 20 yards out at the 1:27 mark. Another penalty by Alma put the conversion on the one, and Wood punched it in to give the Bulldogs the lead for good.
Alma was making progress on its next possession, but Ethan Escalante pulled down another big interception as he picked off a pass near the Greenwood 20 to end the game.
Wood finished with 180 yards on 27 carries and Escalante hauled in six of Easton Burnett’s seven passes for 34 yards. Escalante also had 83 yards on eight totes.
Alma’s Garrison Jensen led his squad with 13 carries for 69 yards and completed 11 of 15 passes for 154 yards. Bryaden Johnson had six catches for 103 yards and two TDs including a 32-yard touchdown pass and another 39-yard pass.
Johnson scored the first TD of the night and a four-yard run by Jensen to cap a 14-play drive gave Alma a 14-0 after Caleb Lamproe ran in the two-point conversion.
Greenwood got on the board with a 20-yard touchdown run from Wood at the 3:05 mark in the second quarter.
Johnson second touchdown reception was a two-yarder with :20 remaining.