Should be a good one.
Short punt, Basha ball at the 35. Three plays and the ball is inside the 5.
Tough run by Quinn Evans!
Big run by
Another big run by Pellant gets them to the 5. He made some nice spin moves for extra yardage.
Two plays later and Pellant scores with 2:36 to go in the first. 7-0
Basha trying to answer. Runs by Dusty Rush, Evans and a Troy Graham completion gets them on the positive side of the 50.
Evans goes for another 20.
Graham picked off by Pellant.
End of 1.
1st quarter thoughts: Both teams are running the ball well. Kirby Pellant has had a big 1st quarter for
JR Hamm gets
Basha D steps up.
50 yard run by Evans! Pushed out at the 10.
Two yards out Rush scores. Big block by John Fontes. 7-7, 8:04 to play in half.
3rd down, Cartwright play action pass to TE Joey Kamper for a TD. 14-7
Graham hits Rashad Huggins for two decent gains. Evans also adds a nice run. He has 10 carries for 128 yards.
Graham goes for QB sneak on 4th down and doesn't look like he has it. Graham took a shot in the knee a few plays earlier and it looks to be bothering him. And now OG Trevor Bingham hobbles off.
Halftime thoughts: Both teams have run the ball well but Basha has not been able to capitalize. Two turnovers have hurt.
Basha ball but QB Troy Graham comes out on crutches. Michael Benjamin is in and on the 2nd play, his first pass, throws a pick to none other than Kirby Pellant.
Drive stalls but Pellant kicks a FG to put
Basha needs a score. Two penalties gets Basha across the 50. But the offense struggles and punts the ball away.
Pellant on the punt return takes it across the 50. He has done everything!
Cartwright to Eric Benson for a 40 yard gain. 1st and goal.
A few plays later, Schmella goes in from 1 yard out. 24-7
Basha goes three and out after a Tyler Giannonatti and Eric Benson sack on 3rd and 2. Punt.
End of 3. 24-7
Both teams just running the ball to get out of here.
Both teams will get into the playoffs but Coriona goes in on an 8 game win streak while Basha has dropped four of six after starting the year off 4-0. Possibly losing Graham really hurts. They are reporting a possible ACL tear.
Has to go to Kirby Pellant. He did it all. Had 2 INTs, some nice runs, nice returns, kicked PATs and FGs. Big night for the junior.