However, the Johnnies would reply on their subsequent possession. Syverson led the johnnies down the sector together with his arm. From there, senior operating again Henry Trost took care of the remainder with a future, adopted by a brief landing run to place Saint John’s up 14-7 with 9:56 left within the first half.
The Spartans had a solution although. Zimbelman and Madsen would carry Aurora down the sector to the Johnnies 7-yard line. These two related once more on an ideal throw and catch for one more Aurora landing to make it 14-14 with 6:06 left within the second quarter.
Following Spartan’s senior defensive again Sean Reyna second interception, Aurora put collectively one other nice drive. Zimbelman hit senior wideout Cameron Moore for a deep catch, then hit senior tight finish Colton Jewell on a fourth down, and eventually hit junior vast receiver Brock Harner for a landing catch to place Aurora up 20-14 with 36 seconds left within the first half.
Within the second half, the Johnnies drove down the sector and Syverson hit Larson, for a second landing catch, making it 21-20 Saint John’s with 12:18 left within the third quarter.
However, Madsen continued his massive day, single-handedly bringing the Spartans again down the sector. Then, Zimbelman hit Moore for an attractive landing catch to make it 27-21 Spartans with 8:40 left within the third.
Later within the third, Syverson would discover Larson for an enormous achieve. That will result in Trost discovering the tip zone, for his second speeding landing of the sport, making it 28-27 Johnnies with 1:04 left within the third quarter.
The following Spartan possession was aided by a Johnnie defensive go interference. Three performs later, Zimbelman discovered Harner for his second landing catch. The Spartans then have been unsuccessful on their two-point try, making it 33-28 Aurora with 12:53 remaining within the recreation.
The Johnnies would reply with a subject purpose to make it 33-31 with 7:41 left within the recreation.
Saint John’s would then drive a 3 and out, get an ideal punt return, and have the ball again with 5:59 left within the fourth quarter. On the drive, senior operating again Devin Vouk would run in for a go-ahead landing for the Johnnies. Then, Syverson would run within the two-point conversion to make it 39-33 with 3:12 remaining.
The Johnnies had the Spartans all the way down to a fourth and one, however Zimbelman was in a position to scramble and heave a go downfield that was hauled in by junior wideout Michael Boland to provide Aurora new life. Zimbelman would scramble to the Johnnies 7-yard line with below a minute remaining within the recreation.
It could all come all the way down to a fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line with simply 17 seconds left within the recreation. Zimbelman would scramble out to his proper, however senior defensive lineman Collin Franz pressured a fumble recovered by senior defensive lineman Seth Morem to seal a Johnnies victory.