Cardinals march on in playoffs

By Andrew Alexander

Cardinals march on in playoffs

Staff Photo by Andrew Alexander

The Cardinals overcame a 21 day layoff and a 14 point deficit to beat the Cascade Champions 17-14 last Friday night at Adamsville’s Lendon Martin Memorial Stadium in the second round of the Class 2A State Playoffs.

“We had some execution problems early on on offense,” said Cardinal Head Coach Brandon Gray, “but we overcame it and won against a good team.”

Junior kicker Dustin Plunk’s game winning, 22-yard field goal split the uprights with only three seconds remaining in the game, giving the Cards a thrilling three point victory after scoring 17 unanswered points.