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Blue Jays close the gap, but Spray pulls away late

Spray puts up a pair of fourth-quarter TDs to claim the 50-25 win


by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Portland Lutheran QB Jonathon Parrish looks to gain yards on the ground during Fridays loss to Spray.Portland Lutheran’s football team made a run at Spray in the second half Friday before getting stuck in quicksand during the fourth quarter of a 50-25 loss.

Trailing 30-12 in the third quarter, the Blue Jays relied on its special teams to get back into the game. Tyler Stanfill blocked a punt that was recovered by teammate Timothy Bergdolt in the end zone.

Portland Lutheran booted an onsides kick and recovered when Bergdolt slammed into a Spray player and caused a fumble near midfield. The Blue Jays worked their way downfield and got another touchdown when QB Jonathon Parrish stretched the ball over the goal line to finish off a 9-yard scoring scamper.

The TD brought the Blue Jays within 30-25 with 2:11 left in the third quarter.

But those would prove to be the team’s final points of the day.

Spray responded with the game’s final three touchdowns to earn the victory.

View a photo gallery of the game at …

http://daveball.exposuremanager.com/g/sept13_pls-spray_football

Look for expanded game coverage in the Tuesday, Sept. 17, print edition.



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