Knights outlast Lewisville in Class A playoff overtime thriller

Herald CorrespondentNovember 3, 2012 

— You could call it a titanic struggle, a heavyweight fight, or use any number of other cliches to describe the game between St. Joseph’s and Lewisville Friday night, but none of them would do it justice: The Knights edged the Lions 57-56 in their Class A first round playoff game on a two-point conversion in overtime.

St. Joseph’s seemed to have control of the game in the first half, despite two huge interceptions by the Lions. Andre Stoddard had 17 carries for 107 yards, two touchdowns rushing and an 85-yard kick off return for a touchdown. His big half helped the Knights lead 28-14.

Lewisville fought back in the second half, thanks to Qua Walls and Malcolm Means. The duo connected on screen passes of 65, 84, and 72 yards. Both were shut down running, but Walls was 16 of 27 for 360 yards and five touchdowns. Means had six catches for 244 yards and four touchdowns. Walls also had 3 touchdown runs.

Stoddard’s fifth touchdown, an 8 yard run made it 49-41 Knights with 1:59 left. Stoddard finished the night with 35-304 rushing. That gave Lewisville just enough time to tie it up, as Walls found Cody Montgomery from 3 yards away and then found Tony Gaston in the middle of the end zone to tie the score.

In overtime, Walls connected with Means for the final time from 8 yards away to put the Lions up 56-49. St Joseph’s struck on the very next play as Genal Tucker hit Ben Quattrone from 10 yards, and then two hooked up again on the two-point conversion to send the Knights back to Greenville a winner.

St Joseph’s 57, Lewisville 56

StJ14147148--57
LHS772114756

Scoring summary

LHS-- Qua Walls 9 yd run (Alan Jordan kick)

StJ-- Alex Malsch from Genal Tucker 65 yds (Austen Burnikel kick)

StJ-- Andre Stoddard 15 yd run (Bernikel kick)

LHS-- Qua Walls 3 yd run ( Jordan kick)

StJ-- Stoddard 85 yd KO ret (Bernikel kick)

StJ-- Stoddard 34 yd run (Bernikel kick)

LHS--Malcolm Means from Walls 65 yds ( Jordan kick)

LHS-- Means from Walls 84 yds ( Jordan kick)

StJ-- Stoddard 43 yd run ( Benikel kick)

LHS-- Walls 5 yd run ( Jordan kick)

StJ-- Joe Rusnak 10 yd run ( Bernikel kick)

LHS-- Means from Walls 72 yds ( pass failed)

StJ-- Stoddard 8 yd run ( Bernikel kick)

LHS-- Cody Montgomery from Walls 3 yds ( Tony Gaston from Walls)

LHS-- Means from Walls 8 yds ( Jordan kick)

StJ-- Quattrone from Tucker 10 yds ( Quattrone from Tucker)

Team statistics

StJLHS
1st1512
Rush.38-30337-74
Pass14-21-216-28-0
Pass yds176360
Fums.1-03-0
Pens8-659-65

Individual statistics

Rush-- StJ-- Stoddard 35-304, Rusnak 1-10, Tucker 2-(-11)

Lewisville-- Walls 27-72, 9-18, team 1-(-16).

Passing--StJ-- Tucker 14-21-164-2-2

Lewisville-- Walls 16-27-334-5-0, Cody Montgomery 0-1-0-0

Receiving-- StJ-- Alex Malsch 7-126, Ben Quattrone 4-34, Joe Schasky 2-16 Lewisville-- Means 6-244, Tony Gaston 3-37, Cody Montgomery 2-32, Alan Jordan 2-19, Jaris Elder 2-19, Hunter Davenport 1-9.

St Josephs 8-3, Lewisville 8-3

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