West Rallies 2nd Half for Win
West 12, East 10
On Saturday, June 15, 2013 the 36th Annual Sertoma 8-Man All-Star game took place at Hastings College. The game featured 48 of the best 8-man athletes in the state of Nebraska. Coaches and players reported Sunday, June 9th for a family picnic. Monday, they began two-a-day practices and a variety of activities including the IMAX Theater, movies, a radio control air show, golf, and an afternoon at the swim park.
Game day arrived on Saturday with plenty of sun and warm temperatures. The East took an early ten point lead to start the second quarter, but saw the lead disappear in the second half as the West team scored 12 unanswered points to win the game with a final score of West 12, East 10.
The first score of the game came in the start of the second quarter when Jack Bailey (McCool Juntion) split the uprights on a 37-yard field goal. Bailey’s number came up again, but this time scoring on a three-yard touchdown rush. He also kicked the PAT to end the first half. After the second quarter the score was East 10, West 0.
The West came out firing on all cylinders as they drove 76 yards on their first possession and capped their drive with a 12-yard touchdown pass. Open receiver, Josh Vinton (Mullen) received the pass from Tyler Schnitzler (Kenesaw) and the PAT kick failed. The next touchdown for the West came in the fourth quarter when Luke Glenn (Shelton) rushed for three yards. The PAT pass failed and the score was West 12, East 0.
The East had time to put together one final drive. Lane Scheital (Falls City Sacred Heart) connected with receiver John Wieser (Humprhey St. Francis) twice for 36 yards, but fell short when the West intercepted the pass. Zac Crowley (Elm Creek) intercepted the ball with under a minute left on the clock. The West then took a knee to secure their victory.
MVPs for the East were Tanner Fate (High Plains) on offense and Nathan Bazata (Howells) on defense. MVPs for West were Tyler Schnitzler (Kenesaw) on offense and Ryan Kleier (Giltner) on defense.
of the game and week.
Game Stats from Lewiston Sports