Down 17 points with barely over a minute remaining on the game clock the Maple Grove Crimson pulled off the improbable by scoring 19 for the win.
Keys To the Final Minute
Joe Raymon catches a 17 yard touchdown pass from Curtis Haugen with :59 left on the clock to get the Crimson comeback started. It capped a 70 yard drive that lasted 3:31. The extra point attempt was blocked making the score 27-16.
Justin Stolp successfully recovers Andy Peterson's onside kick at the STMA 49 yard line.
Curtis Haugen connects with Joe Raymon again. This time for 49 yards on the first play from scrimmage. Raymon ran an out behind two receivers running streaks. Haugen rolled left into heavy traffic and got the pass off. Raymon picked up a critical block from Erik Christensen along the sidelines and went in untouched. The drive lasted one play, for 49 yards, and left the Crimson with 46 seconds on the clock. The Crimson 2 point try fails making the score 27-22.
Justin Stolp successfully recovers another Andy Peterson onside kick at the STMA 49 yard line.
At this point, there are 45 seconds left on the clock and the Crimson have all three timeouts in tact.
Haugen completes a 12 yard pass Raymon and take their first timeout with 36 seconds remaining. The ball is now on the STMA 37.
Haugen completes pass to Raymon for 6 yards to the SMTA 31. The Crimson took their second timeout at 27 seconds.
After an incompletion, Haugen hit Christensen for a gain of 8 and a first down at the STMA 23 on 3rd and 4.
Crimson commit a false start making it 1st and 15 from the STMA 28.
Haugen then throws the ball into heavy traffic around the STMA goal line. Raymon spears the ball with one hand and hauls it in for a 27 yard gain with 3 Knights draped all over him and 2 more in the area. The ball is spotted at the one. The clock is stopped as the box is moved to the new spot. It is first and goal from the STMA 1 with 7 seconds to go.
Haugen spikes the ball killing the clock with 7 seconds to go preserving the final timeout which they would never need.
With twins left and Raymon in motion from left to right, the STMA defense trailed Raymon. Haugen faked the hand off to Raymon and the entire left side of the field opened up for Evan Hull on the handoff. Ben Schroeder, the remaining receiver on that side of the field cracked the STMA end. Hull waltzes into the end zone for the game winning touchdown.
Peterson's extra point is good making it Crimson 29-27 with 4 seconds to go.
Peterson's pooch kick to the STMA 25 led to a flurry of laterals that would never yield any yardage. Game over.
Courtesy of Dana Castonguay.
Courtesy of CCX Channel 12 Sports.
Courtesy of CCX Channel 12 Sports.
|1st||7:30||STMA||Run, TOUCHDOWN by D. Phillips for a 2-yard gain Extra Point by G. Wermager||7||0|
|2nd||4:48||STMA||Pass, TOUCHDOWN from M. Krupke to Z. Sjelin for a 30-yard gain Extra Point by G. Wermager||14||0|
|2nd||0:01||Maple Grove||Field goal by A. Peterson for a 20-yard gain||14||3|
|3rd||5:59||Maple Grove||Run, TOUCHDOWN by E. Hull for a 3-yard gain Extra Point by A. Peterson||14||10|
|3rd||4:23||STMA||Pass, TOUCHDOWN from M. Krupke to X. Thurman for a 74-yard gain Extra Point by G. Wermager unsuccessful||20||10|
|4th||4:30||STMA||Pass, TOUCHDOWN from M. Krupke to X. Thurman for a 17-yard gain Extra Point by G. Wermager||27||10|
|4th||0:59||Maple Grove||Pass, TOUCHDOWN from C. Haugen to J. Raymon for a 30-yard gain Extra Point by A. Peterson unsuccessful||27||16|
|4th||0:46||Maple Grove||Pass, TOUCHDOWN from C. Haugen to J. Raymon for a 49-yard gain Two Point Conversion Pass to J. Buelow unsuccessful||27||22|
|4th||0:04||Maple Grove||Run, TOUCHDOWN by E. Hull for a 1-yard gain Extra Point by A. Peterson||27||29|