Chiefs 13 –1 2 Hogs
With the early game tie, the Chiefs needed to win one of their remaining three to secure a spot in the prelim against the hogs, with the win, bring on December 9th!
The Chiefs moved the ball early, but the Hogs defense held strong, limiting an explosive offence (averaging 25 points per game in 2017) to a total of 13 points. The Benjamin score a highlight reel catch after a fantastic battle with Olsson all afternoon.
The Hogs offence struggled mightily the first 3 quarters as Lawrence was awarded the start at QB this week. Lawrence struggled early, with multiple turnovers, but fought hard with multiple strong rushing plays. With Lawrence seeming to settle late, Olive came alive with two deep connections, score now 13-6.
The hogs defense forced the Chiefs to punt, giving the Hogs a late chance. The offense moved down the field, with Olsson contributing mightily, as a rushing score put the Hogs within a 2-point conversion of tying.
The Chiefs celebrated the stop, as the Hogs kicked off, recovering the onside kick!
Again, moving the ball, the Hogs moved quickly into the redzone, setting up for a field goal to win as time was expiring. A high snap meant the kick was never attempted, resulting in a crazy finish and win for the Chiefs.
With the post season schedule decided, both teams will be looking at how to generate more points as they look to advance to The Great Southern Bowl.
CHIEFS: Caputo 2 passing, Meyers 1 receiving, Benjamin 1 receiving.
HOGS: Lawrence 1 passing & 1 rushing, Olive 1 receiving.