Coltson's Late Landing Ground leaves a thrilling 10-7 Concordia (MI) comeback at No. 19 Siena
(Ann Arbor, MI) - Concordia celebrated a home race Saturday afternoon by hosting the MSFA and Mideast Division doubles match against rival Siena Heights. & Nbsp; Both teams achieved an excellent 4-0 record, the Cardinals ranked 5th and the Saints ranked 19th. & Nbsp; The game runs straight to the wires, including a tight defense battle to the last seconds. & Nbsp; Finally, Clay Coltson (SR / Hastings, MI) secured a 32-yard touchdown reception on June 4-15. On the day of the CUAA victory 10-7.
Peter Morrison (JR / Fort Wayne, IN) threw for 283 yards and a touchdown. & Nbsp; & nbsp; Clay Coltson led the Cardinals with 94 receiving yards and touchdowns in games. & Nbsp; & nbsp; Keirell Jackson & nbsp; (SO / Westwego, LA) was a leading competitor at Concordia who played for 57 yards.
In defense, Ryan Fish & Jbs (Allen Park, MI) led the Cardinals with 8 opponents. & Nbsp; Amaan Payne (SR / Holt, MI) & & nbsp; Alex Hinojosa (JR / Allen Park, MI) was tied for seven seconds with Hinojosa, including a bag. & nbsp; Reggie Thompson (SR / Chicago, IL) recorded the interception of the game.
The defense dominated the first quarter as neither team combined for more than 28 yards. & Nbsp; The Concordia offense put together two long plays at the end of the quarter, with Roderick Dailey (SR / Detroit, MI) making a 22-yard reception and Omar Sinclair (SO / Norcross, GA) a 25-yard reception. . & nbsp; The game was reduced to 0: 1.
Siena Heights '34-yard line drop in turnover ended the Cardinals' second quarter run. & Nbsp; Siena Heights interrupted the next game series when quarterback Tyler Knecht hooked up with Kaleb Jefferson for a 22-yard touchdown, giving the Saints a 7-0 lead.
Both teams continued to swap defenses & nbsp; Reggie Thompson, making a critical interception at the end of the quarter for Concordia. & Nbsp; Halfway through, the Cardinals still led with a touchdown.
Concordia started the third quarter with a big game when & nbsp; Keirell Jackson broke 34 yards into Siena Heights. & Nbsp; On the fourth and two occasions, Omar Sinclair rushed for a six-yard gain to keep the race alive. & Nbsp; The race ended with a goal gate shot across the 12-yard line of Siena Heights.
Cardinal defense continued to control the Saints' crime, and the CUAA attack finally broke through the gate in the fourth quarter. Donovan Johnson (SO / South Euclid, OH) pigeon 18 years old. first yard reception and & nbsp; Wyatt Mast (JR / Delton, MI) finally threw a 40-yard goal to reduce the deficit to 7-3.
After a defensive stop, Concordia's next offensive series lasted 14 plays, 66 yards, and took 7:41. & Nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; hit almost for the Cardinals, but dropped one-yard from the line. & Nbsp; After a facial punishment for prolonging the ride in Siena Heights, the Saints' defense stepped up and forced the end zone to intercept with a time of 2:57.
The CUAA defense remained resilient, forcing a three-on-three pass in the next series to give the left attack another 56 seconds. & Nbsp; & nbsp; found by Peter Morrison & nbsp; Clay Coltsonâ & # x20AC; & # x2122; & nbsp; for receptions at 23 and 12 yards. the last race, both of which gave the Cardinals their first boost and stopped the clock.
Facing Siena Heights 32-yard line 4-15. On the spot, Peter Morrison shot over the center again to Coltson. & Nbsp; The senior wide receiver found a seam and ran 32 yards from multiple defenders, sending Concordia fans frustrated as the team took the lead for the first time. & Nbsp; Cardinal protection forced the Saints' next possession to make the final stop and the team celebrated a fierce 10-7 victory.
Coach Schumacher was pleased with the endurance of the team. "Our guys were tough," said Coach Schumacher. Most teams would have flashed if they hadn't been able to score and score the third goal for three minutes, but the defense stepped up and forced a pound. Our offensive line gave Morrison great defense throughout the game and wide receivers made big plays. Clay has been a great player for us since the end of last season. "
Concordia improves & nbsp; MSFA & nbsp; In the Mideast 5-0 and 1-0 after the win. & Nbsp; The Cardinals will be back on track next week as the team heads to third Saint Francis (Ind) as they continue the MSFA and Mideast Dividend game. Kickoff starts at 6 p.m.