(Festus) If you weren’t at Father Dalton Stadium last night, you missed out on an instant classic. The St Pius Lancers defeated the Jefferson Bluejays as time expired 24-20 on AM 1400 KJFF. The Lancers made a statement on their opening drive, going 84 yards in nearly 9 minutes and capping it off with the senior Nate Ruble.
The Bluejays would strike back with a 22-yard field goal from Will Breeze, but the Lancers power running attack was too much for Jefferson, as the senior star punched it in once again from the goal line.
A fake field goal made it a 12-point lead for the Lancers. But Jefferson is the sixth-ranked team in Class 2 for a reason and inched closer before the half.
A safety started the second half and gave the Lancers a 7-point lead. However, Jefferson’s offense would respond to adversity again and tie it up in the 4th quarter.
Jefferson would take their first lead of the game after a Will Breeze field goal with 53 seconds left. But, when all hope seems to be lost for the Lancers, a prayer would be answered.
Collin Smith made the throw to Dabrien Moss to seal the game and the victory for the Lancers. Smith received the Applebees of Farmington Player of the Game and tells us what happened on that last-second play.
St. Pius improves to 3-1 on the season and travels to Herculaneum next week. Jefferson falls to 3-1 and will take on Bayless at home next week.
Full Game Audio:
Post Game Interview with Dan Oliver:
Post Game Interview with Alex Rouggly:
Post Game Interview with Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game Collin Smith: