Late Guard Heroics Win Game!

September 27, 2008 by  

Thanks to some last minuet heroics, our Varsity Guards pulled off a squeeker against the Frazier Mountain Falcons (1-2) on Friday night.

The guards scored first on a sweep by Bronson but that lead was short lived as the Falcons got on the board a few plays later.  

The game teetered back and forth with Frazier Mountain holding a 6 point lead after a score late in the 4th quarter.

The Guards took over at their 20 yard line with approximately 2:24 on the clock and marched down the only to lose the ball on downs at the Falcons 20 and all looked lost. That’s when the heroes stepped up beginning with senior Javier and the play of the game, who somehow taking the football right out of the opposing quarterbacks hands and scampered down the sideline before being pushed out of bounds giving the Guards the ball at midfield.

Then, on second down, with only 1:40 left, came the play that sealed the game, a bomb from quarterback Daniel Radoccia to sophomore wide out Micah Shirley who caught the ball in stride and turned on the jets sprinting 78 yards for the winning touchdown once again displaying the “big-play capability” he showed in the Malibu game.

Final Score 21 – 19!

After that, it was up to our defense to hold the Falcons and seal the win to even their record to (2-2).

Earlier, the JVee’s, (3-1) were handed their first loss by these same Falcons. Hard running tailback/safety junior JT and Bobby (took one down the sideline for a score) led the offense, but the defense couldn’t keep the Falcons out of the end zone to recreate the magic that garnered them a 3-0 start.

They did get some good news in the form of new players freshmen Elijah Reed, Andre Frazier and junior transfer Emery Else.

Playing in their first ever tackle football game, Elijah started the game at linebacker, led the team in tackles and also saw time at wide receiver and running back. Emery, also playing a couple of positions on defense, had the play of the game gathering in an interception late in the third quarter and taking it to the house! Then, 6’3″ Andre lined up on the left side and snatched one in the end-zone for an apparent score that was waved off for pass interference. 

After the penalty, JT punched it in for the score and Andre redeemed himself with catch for the two point conversion.

Story by: Eric “Rico” Reed – Photos by: Lucy Radoccia

Comments

4 Responses to “Late Guard Heroics Win Game!”

  1. Steve Cormier on September 29th, 2008 8:13 pm

    Eric,

    This is great. If you need any help with anything send me an email and I will support this great website. This is off to a great start.
    Steve

  2. admin on September 29th, 2008 10:21 pm

    Thanks Steve and Thank you Coach. In the words of the “Carpenters” … We’ve only just begun!

    Admin

  3. Lucy Radoccia-Vega on September 30th, 2008 8:17 pm

    I absolutely love the site! I hope you get lots of support from the school to help get all the sports information. You gave me your card at the game but I seem to have lost it. Please e-mail me and I will send you a link to the new pictures as I upload them.

    Thanks for all your hard work getting this site going!

  4. admin on October 1st, 2008 12:02 am

    Thank you for the photos Lucy :)

    All photos and info for the site can be emailed to: admin@belljeffsports.com

    Eric

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