Landon Football 35 St. Paul’s 35

Three times the Bears held three two touchdown point advantages over the Crusaders and the home team amassed 467 yards on the ground with no lost fumbles and no interceptions. On D, there were 6 Tackles for loss and two passes knocked down by Brown jerseys. A tipped pass for a SPS touchdown, 92 yards of Landon penalties (vs. 25 for their opponents) and a blocked Field Goal ,which would have won the game, combined to deny the home team a victory. Bears 35 Crusaders 35

Entering the game, SPS (an MIAA team) had a 2-1 record, three 270# linemen, some big wide receivers and a very capable QB. They fought hard throughout the game.

The Bears received the initial kick-off and drove 69 yards in 7 plays. Josh Hunter, Robbie Adkins and Colton Rupp plus a Robbie to Johari Johnson (a very nice catch between defenders) pass. The last 4 yards for a TD were covered by Colton @ 9:41,but the PAT was blocked. BEARS 6 CRUSADERS 0


The visitors rely heavily on an air attack and their first series featured 7 pass attempts, 2 completions, two passes knocked down (by Kolby Williams and Griffin Brown) and a QB flushed from the pocket. By not gaining the ten yard measure on 4th down, the possession turned over to the Bears.

From their own 31, eleven Bear runs resulted in a Josh TD (2yards) @ 2:26. The line protected the PAT Peter Millsbaugh to Griffin Brown to kicker Cameron Drooz to make it Bears 13 Crusaders 0


The next series was not good for the visitors with a fumble on 1st down which Kolby recovered.

Four Bear plays brought the 1st quarter to an end and converted possession to SPS.



Even though Landon had two TFLs (Kolby ½ and Koko Avedisian ½, then Keith Simms 1), the visitors drove 87 yards all but two plays through the air. One down was intended to be a pass (QB scramble) and a 1 yard QB sneak to score @ 9:11 of Q2. Bears 13 Crusaders 7

The home team responded with a long (56 yard, 12 play) drive, but turned the ball over on downs. The SPS offense was unable to cope with the Bear D (two sacks—Kolby ½ and Jimmy Killen ½ and another by ??); so they punted.

The Bears got the ball with 1:26 remaining and 55 yards to cover. On 4th and 3 and 0:14.3 remaining until halftime, Robbie lined up to punt, but instead gained 27 yards on a run. With seven seconds remaining, his pass was incomplete.



The 3rd Quarter began well; five plays and 27 yards (TFLs Keith ½

and Paul Padalino ½;Kolby). A punt put the ball in the Bears’ hands for the first time in this period and they moved it quickly75 yards in 7 plays. The last 32 yards were covered in a single, fast-paced run by Josh @6:10. To recoup the blocked PAT, the Bears went for 2 and Josh punched it over to make it Bears 21 Crusaders 7

The Cameron kickoff went into the end zone putting the visitors at their own 20 yard line. Two Landon penalties mover the ball 30 yards of the SPS 80 yard drive all but the last play via the pass. The QB sneaked the last yard for the TD @ 2:03; PAT good. Bears 21 Crusaders 14


The Bears possessed the ball through the remainder of the 3rd quarter and into the 4th.



The last play of the drive was the first of the quarter and Robbie scored from the 1 @11:47. Peter to Griffin to Cameron for the PAT. Bears 28 Crusaders 14


Cameron booted the ball into the end zone. The visitors started 80 yards from their goal line. Nine passes, three QB scrambles, and two significant penalties moved the ball to the one yard line and the SPS QB carried it for a TD @ 6:03 and a the PAT made it Bears 28 Crusaders 21


Landon replied with vengeance and on the 3rd play from scrimmage, Josh sprinted 65 yards for a TD @ 5:33. The referees called two penalties one was assessed on the PAT requiring a 30 yard kick with which Cameron was still successful. The score now was Bears 35 Crusaders 21.


The second penalty pushed the Bears back 15 yards for the kickoff, thereby shortening the field for the visitors. A Jimmy Killen sack set them back, but a series of Crusaders passes, plus a pass interference call moved the ball down the field quickly. The last throw by the SPS QB was tipped by the Bears’ D looked as though the drive may be stopped. The ball fluttered down field into the hands of a SPS receiver who ran to the end zone. The TD was @ 3:47 Bears 35 Crusaders 28


Landon was unable to mount a time-consuming drive and had to punt. The visitors drove the 53 yards in 5 plays to score @ 2:01 Bears 35 Crusaders 35


The home team moved the ball 51 yards with runs and a pass setting up a 20 or so yard Field Goal attempt. Unfortunately the Crusaders broke through the line and blocked the kick.

The SPS took possession and took a knee to run out the clock.

The coaches and referees huddled for a long time, breaking to start overtime in which both teams were to be given an opportunity to score from the respective 25 yards. After four plays, the referees called the game over.

A very bizarre ending to a hard fought game.



player rushes yards TDs
Hunter 27 188 3 plus a 2pt PAT
Rupp 15 124 1
Adkins 11 81 1
Johnson 7 66
Kindfuller 1 8
Pride 1 0
  62 467



player attempts receptions interceptions yards
Adkins 5 3 0 49


Player receptions yards
Johnson 2 29
Hunter 1 17






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