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GAME BLOG: Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 13, Judge Bulldogs 7

By Jeremiah Jensen, KSL Sports Reporter | Posted - Nov. 12, 2010 at 9:24 p.m.


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:00 OT Fourth Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 13, Judge Bulldogs 7

The Soaring Eagle advance to play Hurricane for a third consecutive season in the 3A state championship next Friday at 11 AM.

:00 OT Fourth Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 13, Judge Bulldogs 7

Juan Diego loves drama. Brock Garn finds tight end Eric Heinz in the back of the end zone for a 10 yard game winning touchdown and a dramatic victory. It's almost the same spot where Juan Diego scored on a hail mary pass with no time left on the clock to win the 2009 3A State Championship.

:00 OT Fourth Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 7

Judge has to settle for a 25 yard field goal attempt that is blocked by James Ika. Juan Diego is now in control and needs only a field goal for victory.

:00 OT Fourth Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 7

Judge gets the ball first in OT. Facing a 4th and 1 the quarterback sneak fails but Delacenserie tosses the ball back to running back and just before he is tackled he pitches to Shiramizu who picks up four yards and a first down. A crazy play to keep the drive alive.

:00 Fourth Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 7

With :04 seconds left in regulation, Brock Garn is intercepted by Jake Winter. Judge gets one shot at a hail mary but the pass is incomplete. We are going to OVERTIME!

1:23 Fourth Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 7

Delacenserie completes a pass to Christian Weidle who runs 27 yards for the score. The extra point is good and the game is tied.

1:42 Fourth Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

1st play of the drive, James Delacenserie completes a 32 yard pass to Daniel Shiramizu for their biggest offensive play of the game. They have the ball in Soaring Eagle territory at the 42 yard line.

1:23 Fourth Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

The Judge defense gets a stop and forces Juan Diego to punt. They look to have one final chance of getting a score.

3:45 Fourth Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

Judge is forced to punt form their own 35 yard line. They will leave it up to their defense to get the ball back. A 51 yard punt by Patrick Gibbs has the Soaring Eagle starting the drive at their own 14-yard line.

7:53 Fourth Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

On a drive when they really needed to score, the bulldogs lose 14 yards on a fumble and then James Delacenserie is intercepted by Eric Doughty who returns the ball to the Bulldogs 19-yard line. Juan Diego then loses ten yards on back-to-back penalties. They have the ball on the Bulldogs 34-yard line facing 2nd down and 17.

9:50 Fourth Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

Another three-and-out. This time Juan Diego can't move the ball. Judge starts their drive at the 33-yard line and the way Juan Diego plays on offense, this could be their last chance to score.

:00 Third Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

Three straight series have ended in a punt. Two for Judge and one for Juan Diego. The quarter ends without either team scoring.

3:42 Third Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

Juan Diego drove to the Bulldogs 1-yard line but on 3rd and goal, after a false start penalty backed them up to the 6-yard line, Brock Garn was intercepted at the 1-yard line by Daniel Shiramizu. Judge couldn't get a first down and were forced to punt but the interception saves the touchdown. Juan Diego takes over on their own 45-yard line.

12:00 Third Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

Halftime Stats: As the score indicates, this game has been a defensive struggle. Juan Diego has just 126 yards of total offense while the Bulldogs have just 62. The only big play was a 42 yard pass from Brock Garn to Cayden Sanchez that helped set up the only score of the game. For Judge, Jake Winter has 8 tackles and a sack on defense.

:00 Second Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

Juan Diego attempts a 32-yard field goal before the half but the kick is blocked. The kick was returned to midfield as time expired.

:18 Second Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

On the next play, James Delacenserie is intercepted by Scott Goosen who returned the ball to the Judge 15-yard line. Soaring Eagle have a chance to score before the half.

:27 Second Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

Juan Diego forced Judge to punt deep in their own territory but a roughing the kicker penalty gives Judge a 1st down at their own 32 yard line.

1:58 Second Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

The Bulldogs Ben Cook just sacked Juan Diego quarterback Brock Garn after the Soaring Eagle drove to the Bulldogs 32-yard line. Juan Diego forced to punt. The punt was fumbled but quickly recovered by the Bulldogs. They start their drive 1st and 10 on their own 11 yard line.

3:06 Second Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 14, Judge Bulldogs 0

Not many highlights so far in this game. Only one play longer than 20 yards. Juan Diego has dominated time of possession and seem content to grind this one out slowly and methodically.

7:04 First Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

Big defensive play for the Bulldogs. With the Soaring Eagle driving, Jake Winter sacked Brock Garn for a loss of 11 yards on 3rd down. After the punt Judge has the ball on their own 35.

4:31 First Quarter
Juan Diego Soaring Eagle 7, Judge Bulldogs 0

Juan Diego has an early 7-0 lead over Judge. The Bulldogs were forced to punt on their first drive. The Soaring Eagle then drove down to the Bulldogs 21-yard line keyed by a 45 yard pass play from Brock Garn to Cayden Sanchez. Judge held them to a field goal attempt but a roughing the kicker penalty gave Juan Diego a first down. Five plays later Garn scored on a 5-yard run after they picked up a first down on 4th and 2.

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