Lindsay moves into 2A semifinals
BY TYLER PALMATEER World Correspondent
Saturday, November 26, 2011
11/26/11 at 6:20 AM
PAWHUSKA - Pawhuska came into Friday's game against Lindsay as Cinderella of the 2A playoffs.
Unfortunately, the clock struck midnight for the Huskies as Lindsay used a great defensive performance to secure a 20-6 victory and a spot in the semifinals against Jones.
Lindsay (11-2) averages nearly 53 points per game and is known for its offensive prowess, but Friday night was all about its defense, which allowed only 109 total yards.
"No one talks about our defense, but you take away the first two games of our season and we aren't giving up a lot of points," said Lindsay head coach Tommy Ferguson.
The Huskies (7-6) failed to cross midfield until 30 seconds remained in the third quarter.
Lindsay quarterback Hunter Eubank threw three touchdown passes, all good for more than 30 yards, bringing his total passing yards to 3,720 for the year.
Those points did not come easy though.
Pawhuska, which allowed just 8.9 points per game this year, turned the Leopards away from scoring on several occasions.
Pawhuska, however, ended up with -6 total yards for the first half and did not start a drive past its own 28-yard line.
That gave the Lindsay offense the time it needed to come alive.
Eubank hit wide-out Zevan Schmidt for a 41-yard touchdown then connected with Savage for a 30-yard touchdown with 2:05 left in the first half.
The Huskies held Lindsay to one second-half touchdown, a 44-yard touchdown reception from Savage and finally got a score of their own with a 2-yard run from running back Max Pester, with under three minutes to go in the game.
Pawhuska 20, Lindsay 6
Pawhuska 0 0 0 6 — 6
Lindsay 0 13 7 0 — 20
L: Schmidt 41 pass from Eubank (Savage kick)
L: Savage 30 pass from Eubank (kick failed)
L: Savage 45 pass from Eubank (Savage kick)
P: Pester 2 run (kick blocked)
|Rushes-Yards||39- 96||22- 57|
|Punts-Avg.||8- 31.6||4- 33.2|
|Penalties-Yards||7- 57||10- 94|