Salesian 22, MHS 21, Nov 28, 2008 at Middletown

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Carry by Salesian's Wheeler

We'd see a lot of this: Matt Ching carries the ball

Ching breaks tackles and scores game's first TD on 59 yd run

Davis returns kickoff to Salesian 36

Complete to Zagajowski

Galusha on punt return

Outen directs offense

With Beckwith and Zagajowski both open, pass goes to Zagajowski

who makes juggling catch out of bounds

All night Ching runs, Pride commits penalty. Salesian overcame 11 penalities in the game

At halftime it is 7-7

Jake Davis on KO ret to start Q3

Ching again, Galusha runs him down finally at Middletown 5. 2 plays later it's 13-7 Salesian

Pass too low for Beckwith

Owen was Middletown's leading groundgainer with 51 yards

Zagajowski for 10 yd TD and Middletown leads 14-13

Three plays later Salesian fumbles, recovered by Trevor Finley at Salesian 23

Incomplete for Beckwith in endzone

Owen run

Complete to Beckwith

Owen 9-yd TD run with for 21-13 lead 1:32 left Q3

another run by Matt Ching

complete down middle to Ching for 33 yd to Middletown 31

Ching runs 24 yd for his 3rd TD

Galusha defends 2-pt pass to preserve 21-19 lead with 10:08 left in game.

Middletown punts on 4th down, then Salesian converts 4th and 1 and 3rd and 3, then a couple passes to Woolsey are incomplete for 3rd and 10

Complete to Marchini to Middletown 11

After penalities and scrambles, it is 4th down on 19 yard line

Steve Castaneda tries about a 36 yd FG

And Salesian leads 22-21 with 2:59 left

Incompletion to Owen on 4th and 14 with 1:30 left leaves Middletown with little hope

Middletown gets the ball back with 10.4 sec left, then with 5.8 pass to Galusha up sideline is complete but time runs out

Salesian wins 22-21 and goes to NCS Division IV finals