Novice kicker’s heroics lift Luers

September 1, 2018 - Soccer Balls

Carter Drake got to a live a dream each kicker has – kicking a game-winning margin idea as time expires. It’s a dream Drake has had all of his … well, indeed he’s never had that dream.

In fact, he has unequivocally usually been kicking for genuine given a finish of Jul when football use began.

Drake, a youth during Bishop Luers, spent his prior years booting soccer balls and motionless to join a Knights’ football group this year, “Just perplexing to have some fun, remember high propagandize more.”

Now he has a memory of a lifetime.

Drake drilled a 29-yard margin idea as time ran out to give Luers a 38-36 feat over formerly dominant Homestead on Friday night, environment off a furious jubilee that started on a Luersfield territory and continued into a Knights’ locker room.

“That was only a good expostulate down a field,” Drake explained. “I couldn’t have strike a margin idea but removing that close. It was only a good expostulate and we showed some heart after that quip they had.

“I’ve only been doing it in use given Jul 31. we could strike it and we only had to be assured in myself. Same slight each time, a same kick. Just strike it by a uprights and we win.”

It was frequency that simple.

The Knights (2-1) got 3 touchdowns from Jordan Presley, who rushed for 120 yards on 18 carries, and dual from Jamic Johnson to build a 35-17 lead on a Spartans. Quarterback Norm Knapke threw for 3 of those touchdowns and finished 16 of 23 passes for 288 yards.

But a Spartans (2-1) rallied, only as they did final week from a 20-3 necessity opposite Concordia for a 29-27 win.

This time is was comparison quarterback Jake Archbold who led a rally, pushing his group on 3 fourth-quarter touchdowns. Braeden Hardwick scored a initial TD in a comeback, set adult by dual Archbold passes to Trevin Taylor of 40 and 26 yards.

Archbold afterwards used his legs for a subsequent dual scores, rushing for dual touchdowns, including a go-ahead measure that finished it 36-35 with 2:34 to play.

On a night, Archbold carried 17 times for 118 yards and finished 18 of 27 passes for 260 yards.

But a Knights were left with copiousness of time to set adult Drake’s dramatics. Starting during their 32, Knapke quietly led a two-minute cavalcade with 6 completions, and Presley ran twice to a 12 to give Drake a good line on a game-winner.

With a both sides anxiously watching, manager Kyle Lindsay looked during his kicker and saw a small smile.

Presley saw a same thing.

“He had a smirk,” Presley said. “I didn’t wish to contend anything to him to make him shaken or anything. But we had certainty in him. we 100 percent knew he was going to make it.”

“They have a heart of a champion,” Lindsay said. “We were literally down to a final accessible guys that could play varsity football and we had to courage it out opposite a group that had finished this same thing a week ago.

“I theory it wouldn’t have been right if we only ran divided with it in a fourth entertain there. They unequivocally tested the eagerness and I’m unequivocally unapproachable of them.”

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