Rodney Henkel made sure the Watkins Memorial High School football team didn't give visiting Hilliard Bradley a chance to score a tying touchdown in the waning moments of its 21-14 victory on Friday.

Rodney Henkel made sure the Watkins Memorial High School football team didn't give visiting Hilliard Bradley a chance to score a tying touchdown in the waning moments of its 21-14 victory on Friday.

With the Warriors lined up for a 33-yard field goal attempt, the senior holder came out his crouch and delivered a 13-yard pass to classmate Levi Krempel for a first down at Bradley's 4-yard line with 1 minute, 32 seconds remaining. All it took from there were two more snaps to eat up the remaining time.

"It feels great. It's senior night and we won the game, so everything's great," Henkel said. "We worked real hard these past two weeks to go out with a winning record. We did it for each other."

The Warriors won their final two games to finish 6-4 overall and 3-4 in the OCC-Capital Division, posting their first winning season since 2006. The Jaguars finished 3-7 and 1-6 in their second season, one more win than a year ago.

"I'm just real proud of the effort our kids have given," Jaguars coach Ted Wierzbicki said. "We played hard for 48 minutes, and in the second half we did a good job stopping them (defensively). We gave ourselves a chance if we could have gotten the ball back there at the end."

Aided by a pass interference call, the Jaguars drove 80 yards in 12 plays to close to within 21-14 on Blake Scipio's 4-yard touchdown run with 5:24 remaining. They tried an onside kick, but Watkins Memorial's Jared Corum covered it near midfield. The Warriors also benefited from Devonte Marable's 18-yard scramble on third-and-7 that kept their final drive alive.

Marable rushed for 108 yards and Brenden Kemp scored three first-half touchdowns to lead the Warriors. Aaron Hix rushed for 46 yards and Kemp ran for 40.

Each team turned the ball over on its opening possession. The Warriors capitalized on an interception by Hix, scoring on the next play when Kemp came back to bring in an underthrown pass for a 41-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

The Jaguars countered with a tying touchdown on Corey Straight's 9-yard run that capped a 17-play, 74-yard drive. On that drive, Steven Breen rushed for a first down on fourth-and-1 near midfield and the Jaguars converted three times on third down.

In between Bradley's scoring drives, the Jaguars' five possessions resulted in five punts following a three-and-out and an interception by Watkins Memorial's Evan Din.

HILLIARD BRADLEY 0 7 0 7 -- 14

WATKINS MEMORIAL 7 14 0 0 -- 21

WM--Kemp 41 pass from Marable (Cruikshank kick)

HB--Straight 9 run (Elavsky kick)

WM--Kemp 9 run (Cruikshank kick)

WM--Kemp 9 run (Cruikshank kick)

HB--Scipio 4 run (Elavsky kick)