Skyview’s Season Comes To End With 28-21 Loss To Auburn
Written by Bryan Levesque on November 13, 2010
If I told you the Skyview Storm would have scoring drives of 4 plays 67 yards 1:10, 3 plays 48 yards 0:31, 4 plays 66 yards 0:58, you would say ‘well yeah, that’s Skyview football’.
If I told you that Skyview would have 5 3 and outs, and have an interception ran back for a score, you would call me crazy.
Well unfortunately for the Skyview Storm, they both happened Friday night in a 28-21 first round playoff loss to Auburn.
Storm QB Kieran McDonagh was 10 of 14 for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 52 yard deep pass to Karl Graves with 13 seconds left in the half to cut the Auburn lead to 21-14.
Auburn on the other hand, just keep the ball all night, well at least for over 30 minutes of the game. The Trojans had a scoring drive of 12 plays 54 yards that took up 6:00. They also had a 10 play drive in the 3rd quarter that ended in a missed 28 yard field goal, but took 6:23 off the clock, and the final drive of the game that went 13 plays 61 yards but more importantly took up the final 5:57 of the game.
It is hard to get the offense going, when there is no time on the clock.
Trojans QB Max Pratt did a lot of the damage on QB keepers, rushing for 117 yards on 27 carries, including a 2 yard touchdown run. RB Austin Embody added 82 more on 13 carries and had a 18 yard touchdown run late in the 3rd, which ended up being the game winner.
Auburn’s star RB Alphonse Wade looked good early before leaving with an injury. Wade had 5 runs for 48 yards and got the scoring going whit his 30 yard touchdown run, in which he ran through the tackles of about 3 Storm defenders before breaking free and darting into the end zone.
Skyview WR Ellis Henderson had a big night running the football, as he ran one in from 23 yards out to keep Skyview in the game after falling behind 21-0. Henderson had 3 runs on the night for 65 yards.
Parker Henry had tough sledding all night as the Storm running game just could not get on track all night. Henry finished with 43 yards on 13 caries. He did take a screen pass from McDonagh 34 yards for a score late in the 4th to cut the lead to 28-21, but Auburn never gave the ball back to Skyview.
With the loss Skyview falls to 8-3 on the season. The Storm’s season is over.
Bryan – Skyview x
Mike – Skyview x
Cody – Skyview x
Skyview photographer Dave Scott’s game pictures