8/25 1:00 @
2nd Round 8A Playoffs vs.Chicago (Brother Rice)
Gibson, Interceptions Hurt Chargers
Palos Hills (Stagg H.S.) - In a defensive game that looked more like a neighborhood brawl, fans of both Brother Rice & Stagg watched as each teams defense stuff the ball back down the offenses throat
Any one standing on the side lines Friday night would have heard the words "punt team" use quite a bit, as the Chargers & Crusaders collided into one another all night long.
The game didn't start out as a slug match, it look as if things could possibly developed into a shoot out as Joe Gibson busted loose for an 86 yard opening kickoff return for a TD. A missed kick would give the Crusaders a 6-0 lead with just 16 seconds expired from the game clock.
Rice would do all their scoring in the first half as Gibson would score on a 3 yard run, where he dove over a blocked defender to land into the endzone. That TD was set up on an earlier play, a 30 yard reception by Paul Gannon.
Austin McDonough would score a TD on a interception off Stagg's QB Pat Poskus. It was one of three Poskus threw on the night. Pat Walsh & Gibson would each get a interception as well. Gibson interception being a key moment late in the game.
With 3:34 left in the game an Brother Rice clinging to a 19-6 lead, Gibson pick would allow Rice to run out the clock, as he would get a yard on a 4th & inches run on Rice's possession.
D.J. Matysek, scored Stagg's lone goal as time expired in the 3rd quarter. It was a 2 yard run that was set up two plays earlier by a 47 yard run he had, before being tripped up at the last second.
Dan Kaech & Joe Plewa, both had interceptions for Stagg as well.
by Vincent Johnson
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