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Columbian vs. Ross

September 10, 2010 - Zach Baker

Sun is shining, just over the trees, dark blue skies, pretty much a perfect night for perhaps the final Ross-TC matchup.

Ross will get the ball first,

Ross scores on first drive, a Grant Stout 1-yard TD run with 7:59 left.  7-0 Ross

Derrick Goliday scores on an 18-yard shotgun draw on a fourth and 1. Caden Chapman misses the extra point, 7-6 Ross, 2:42, first quarter.

After a 66 yard completion from Tittle to Jesse Hernandez, Goliday scores on a five-yard run on the first play of the second quarter. Tittle's conversion run failed. Columbian 12, Ross 7, 11:55 left in half.

Tyler Trautwein caps a 14-play, 72 yard drive with a 2-yard run off a direct snap. Trautwein has been the workhorse. It' 14-12 Ross with 5:13 left in the half.

Nine plays, 70 yards for TC. Another big pass play to Hernandez, which sets up a 1-yard Ryan Tittle run. Hernandez catches a two-pointer, it's 20-14 TC with 3:20 left in the half.

We head to half with TC up, 20-14. Caden Chapman's 34-yard field goal at the end of the half fell short.

Ross had driven to the TC Red Zone, but back-to-back sacks, the second one causing a fumble, ended the threat and gave TC one of its own.

Exciting first half.

OK, On a third and long, with TC in shotgun, the ball was snapped behind Tittle. He retrieved it. rolled right and tossed a pass to a wide open Austin Bentz, who then ran about 30 yards for a score. But 56 seconds later, Stout scores on a 1-yard run after a kick return and 25-yard pass.

With 7:29 left in the third, it's 26-21 TC.

Goliday just plawed in for 11 yards out. It's 34-21 after a Hernandez 2-pointer. 34-21 TC, 10 minutes left in the game.

It looks over. A Tittle interception of Wolf and an 8-yard Goliday run turn it into a 40-21 TC lead at the 7:53 mark.



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