I will never put a game in the refrigerator for as long as I shall live. Foreva eva? foreva eva!!!
SC QB Duke DeLancellotti opens the fourth quarter with 40-yard pass play to Steve Brandenburg to the MV 37-yard line.
A pass interference penalty moves it to the MV 14-yard line. SC pounds it inside the 5-yard line for a first-and-goal. David Espino scored on a tough 4-yard run to cut it to 42-31 with 9:16 left in the game.
It’s too late for SC to trade TDs with the Diablos. The Tritons need to get stops on defense to have any kind of shot.
SC’s William Tober made a great open field tackle on Kevin Chandler to prevent a first down and bring up and third-and-6. Then Joey Waters sacked Allan Bridgford for a 7-yard loss to force a punt.
That’s one of the stops SC will need. Now the Tritons have to score. Tritons take over at MV 37-yard line.
SC’s DeLancelotti averts near disaster and scrambles 8 yards on first down. David Espino is stuffed for a 1-yard loss on second down. Espino plows ahead to the 22-yard line for a first down.
You have to keep reading. You won’t regret it.
DeLancellotti throws up a prayer to Graham Tenney. Tenney was covered by two defenders, but somehow came down with the ball. Prayer answered, touchdown San Clemente.
The Tritons go for two, and DeLancellotti gets blasted by Marc Millan as he lets go of the ball and Troy Madden breaks up the pass play. San Clemente has cut it to 42-37 with 5:02 left.
Do the Tritons have one more stop left in them? They will need it.
MV is facing a third-and-4 with 3:07 left, and Bridgford connects with sure-handed Kevin Chandler for a 17-yard gain over the middle for a first down at SC’s 49-yard line.
SC’s Dylan Reda stops MV’s Jake Marshall for a 2-yard loss to bring up a third-and-10 with 2:17 left. SC is out of timeouts. One shot left. Bridgford throws it up in Alex Mascarenas direction. SC DB William Tober gives Mascarenas a slight bump or mugs him depending on your school affiliation. MV is forced to pump.
SC takes over at its 24-yard line with 2:04 remaining.
DeLancellotti scrambles 18 yards to the 42-yard line on the first play of the drive. Then its back-to-back incompletions to bring up third-and-10. DeLancellotti connects with Graham Tenney for a 7-yard gain and its fourth down. DeLancellotti connects with Tenney again over the middle for a first down at MV’s 40.
DeLancellotti scrambles 7 yards and gets out of bounds with 44 seconds left. I can’t take much more of this. This is a sick game.
DeLancellotti connects with Tunney for a first down at the 28-yard line and 41 seconds leftt. Tenney’s pass to Dominick Ela is broken up by MV DB Troy Madden. Second down and 37 seconds left.
DeLancellotti to Steve Brandenburg who gets to the 15-yard line.
Incomplete on first down with 18 seconds left. In complete on second down with 15 seconds left. Incomplete and broken up by MV’s Marc Millan. Fourth down and 11 secs left.
MV’s Jake Staszak picks off DeLancellotti. It’s over. Game over. What a game. Can you dig it? Yes you can.
4 breaks it up