“This has been the tale of our loss at Greenwood and tonight,” Woodard said. “We’ve been OK on offense, but we’ve struggled to make stops. I want more than anything for this group to learn to play through their mistakes. Hopefully, we can get things turned back the right direction.”
Plainfield’s offense looked good to start the second half as the senior duo of Jay and Middleton connected on 31-yard pass play that led to Middleton finding the corner of the end zone on a 14-yard double reverse, closing the game back to 27-14.
However, Blevins had another fumble in the second half, one that Whiteland sandwiched between scores. Gutermuth scored a two-yard run before the fumble, while Mark Shaw got the last score on a four-yard reverse.
The loss dropped Plainfield (5-3, 3-2) out of contention in conference play and the Quakers take to the road next Friday, heading to Martinsville.