FINAL: 24-21. For two spread teams that gained almost 700 combined yards, there was no scoring in the fourth quarter, as Skyline held and Ferris’ final drive ended in an incompletion on fourth and 17.
The Spartans briefly trailed in the third quarter, after Ferris went on an 8-minute-plus drive and scored to take a 21-17 lead. Five plays and less than three minutes later, Skyline scored on a 9-yard pass from Jake Heaps to Gino Simone. The Spartans went ahead 24-21 and held on after that. William Chandler made up for an early fumble with an important interception in the end zone on the third play of the fourth quarter.
I’ll have more before I head back to Seattle.
HALFTIME: With a touchdown in the final minute, Skyline took back the lead, 17-14 going into halftime against Ferris.
Skyline, despite owning the ball for almost 16 minutes, has not been totally clicking on offense, with some high passes and about half-dozen drops so far. The Spartans have trailed 7-3 and 14-10, but with 34 seconds left in the half, quarterback Jake Heaps threw a 13-yard TD pass to Kasen Williams. Williams had to keep his toes in bounds as he caught the ball on the right side.
Jake Heaps has thrown for 205 yards on 18-of-32 passing. Running back Joey Evans has 60 yards rushing and 71 yards receiving. Williams has caught two passes for 31 yards a touchdown, and he and Gino Simone both have interceptions.
Ferris has scored on a 3-yard pass from Connor Holliday to Aaron Roberts and a 4-yard run by Garrett Saiki, the latter set up by a 68-yard Halliday to Roberts pass.
No more snow after last night, and actually the weather’s getting close to 40 degrees, so this game won’t be much unlike any game played last Saturday on the western side of the mountains. There’s a little drizzle coming in and out, and any snow has been shoveled off the field this morning.
I’ll be posting updates at halftime and after the game, as I’ll be spending the rest of the game on the field trying to get the closest to the game possible. I’ll give some reaction before I board my plane back to Seattle.