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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Roger Bacon advances to the Regional Semis in 26-21 win against Wyoming

by Jim Kalla (RB Football Head Statistician)

Roger Bacon scored on their first possession by driving 72 yards in 7 plays capped off by a 44 yard touchdown pass from Tanner Sprong to Mike Jackson but missed the PAT and the score was Roger Bacon 6 - Wyoming 0. On their 1st play of the 2nd quarter, Wyoming answered with their first touchdown (a 2 yard rush by Wyoming back, Tommy Campbell) and PAT by Joe Panos capping a 4 play - 51 yard drive making the score Roger Bacon 6 - Wyoming 7. Roger Bacon quickly answered with their second touchdown on a 10 yard touchdown pass from Tanner Sprong to Brian Bien after a 9 play - 71 yard drive and PAT by Nick Lindner making the score Roger Bacon 13 - Wyoming 7. With 32 seconds remaining in the first half, Wyoming's Michael Travers intercepted an errant RB pass at the RB 25 yard line and returned it to the RB 2 yard line. Wyoming back, Drew Perry scored on the next play and the score was Roger Bacon 13 - Wyoming 14 after a successful PAT kick by Wyoming's kicker, Joe Panos. The first half ended with the score Roger Bacon 13 - Wyoming 14.

Defenses took over in the 3rd quarter and only 2 first downs were made by the teams and the score remained Roger Bacon 13 - Wyoming 14 going into the 4th quarter. With 10:24 in the 4th quarter, Wyoming started a drive with an incomplete pass and then completed a 68 yard pass play from QB, Kyle Seyfried to Chris Campbellto the RB 3 yard line. On the next play, Wyoming back, Max Kadish, rushed for a 3 yard touchdown and with the successful kick PAT by Joe Panos the score was Roger Bacon 13 - Wyoming 21. On the following kick-off, Brian Bien returned the football 39 yards to the Wyoming 46 yard line. Eight plays later, RB quarterback, Tanner Sprong, passed 12 yards to Will Farrell for a touchdown. Roger Bacon failed to convert on a pass PAT attempt and the score was now Roger Bacon 19 - Wyoming 21. After the kickoff, Wyoming had the football at their own 17 yard line. Ten plays later Wyoming found themselves in a 4th down and 23 yards to go situation and punted the ball to the RB 35 yard line where Roger Bacon's Brian Bien made a fair catch of the ball with 2:16 left on the game clock. On the next play Roger Bacon QB Tanner Sprong made a lateral pass behind the line of scrimmage to WR Brian Bien who then passed the football downfield to his fellow wide receiver, Mike Jackson, for a 65 yard touchdown with 2:07 left on the game clock. After Nick Lindner's successful kick PAT, the score was Roger Bacon 26 - Wyoming 21. Wyoming took over the football after the kickoff on their own 28 yard line and in eight plays managed to get the ball to the Roger Bacon 22 yard line where they were faced with a 4th down and 2 yards to go situation. On the next play Wyoming QB, Kyle Seyfried, was sacked for an 8 yard loss by Roger Bacon linebacker, Ben Rose, and RB took over the ball with 5 seconds left in the game on their own 30 yard line. RB took a knee and the game ended with the final score Roger Bacon 26 - Wyoming 21.

With this win, Roger Bacon advances to the second round play in the 2010 Ohio High School Athletic Association Playoffs. Roger Bacon will play McNicholas on Saturday, November 13th, at a neutral site to be determined by the OHSAA. This location will be announced by the OHSAA tomorrow, Sunday - November 7th.

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