The cross-town rivalry up in the tri-city area made it's 15th annual year of Prescott facing off with Bradshaw.
In some cases in football
not always the best team on paper or talent wise wins the game. On any
given Friday night any team can beat another team. That is why they play
It was a sight to see as Bill Shepard Field was filled up to
capacity. With only standing room, fans sat on the hill by the stands on
the home side or up on buildings, if they were unable to stand against the chain
linked fences that surrounded the field.
The game turned out to be
a defensive gem. Neither teams offense could muster anything, as each team
exchanged blows. Bradshaw was finally able to get three points up on the
score board before halftime as Ben Pigg nailed a 33 yard field goal.
halftime the score was 3-0, Bradshaw up.
In a wild fourth quarter the
Badgers were finally able to get on the scoreboard. Though the snap was
high, the holder got it down, and the ball sailed through the uprights from
37 yards out.
Later on in the fourth, Prescott had another chance at
the end to make it a 6-3 lead. Even though the offense was driving they
ended up with previous back-to-back plays of lost yardage. That backed the
team up even further to make it a longer attempt.
potential go ahead game-winning field goal from 44 yards out, everyone was
on their feet cheering. The snap got to the holder, but pressure up the
middle forced kick Brenden Howell to get the ball higher, as he kicked it
in order for it to not get blocked. The ball traveled high through the air,
when the ball approached the cross bars of the goal post it died and dived
directly in to the cross bars and bounced back.
The score knotted up at
3-3 going into overtime Bradshaw scored first and Prescott came right back
for one of their own. With the score at 10-10 now, Prescott had the ball
first in the second overtime.
The Badgers had the ball first and
punched it into the end zone, but had the extra point blocked. Bradshaw
took the field with needing a touchdown to win the game. The Bears scored
with a run up the middle that reminded the Prescott faithful exactly
of a game last season that ended it for them in the second round of the
playoffs against Agua Fria.
The extra point gave the Bears the win with
a final score of 17-16. Only the second time that Bradshaw has beat the
Badgers in the rivalry, with this one being another one point win as the
last one was, ten years ago.
Prescott held the Bears offense to an
astonishing four total yards of passing on the night, as Bradshaw held the
Badgers offense to an amazing 75 total rushing yards on 33 carries.
final score read 17-16 Bradshaw, in a tough hard nosed game.
(2-2) Will travel up and play Payson on Friday night. Prescott (0-3) Will
look to get their first win of the season when they head down for a rematch
of the 2005 first round playoff game against Millennium.
There was no one player. Bradshaw had a couple of players
come through when times were tough. Some of the players include Ben Pigg,
Matt Buehler and Kevin Golleher.
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