Ferris Outguns Skyview 46-41 At Joe Albi To Advance To Titel Game
Written by Bryan Levesque on November 28, 2009
A magical run for the Skyview Storm has come to an end.
The Strom put up 41 points on the road in Spokane, but that was not enough as WSU bound Connor Halliday threw 3 TD passes to lead the Ferris Saxons to a 46-41 win in the WIAA 4A Semifinals.
FB Johnny Barrett tied the game at 7 with his 1 yard run, and Ellis Henderson took a short pass from Dodge later in the second and took it 59 yards for the electric TD and tied the game at 14-14 with 3:12 in the half.
After the the wheels fell off for Skyview, a quick Ferris drive made it 20-14, then Skyview there an interception that was ran back 36 yards as time expired, and the Storm found themselves down 27-14 at the half.
Skyview was not about to quit however.
Henderson took another pass from Dodge and scooted down the sidelines for the score, this time from 41 yards out to cut the lead to 27-21.
After another Ferris score, Matt Spears capped off an 11 play 90 yard Storm drive with a 1 yard run keeping up score for score with the Saxons 5 seconds into the 4th quarter as the score was 33-28 Ferris.
Then, it got exciting.
Ferris scored on a 1 play 49 yard run to jump back up 39-28. Skyview went 45 yards in 5 plays when Dodge hit Karl Graves from 5 yards out to make it 39-34.
After each team exchanged punts, Ferris drove 64 yards in only 4 plays, as Halliday hit Jordan Tonani from on a 24 yard catch and run, to put the Saxons up 46-34 with only 4:04 remaining in the game.
Skyview was able to score, but it took them 17 plays and 4:02 as Dodge hit Spears from 5 yards out.
However with only 2 seconds left in the game, there was little room for error as they attempted an onside kick down 46-41.
The kick was recovered by the Saxons as time expired.
The game was very exciting to watch. Hats off to Skyview on a very impressive season.
Bryan – Skyview ×
Mike – Skyview ×
First half video
Second Half video