2020-10-16 23:16:23 –
After South St. Paul’s recent dominance in the series, Simley defeated his rivals twice in a row.
Consistent in this series remained Friday night: a thrilling ball game.
Simley beat the Packers 21-14 at Inver Grove Heights on Friday night, with Andrew Bergham touching down 25 yards in 2:55. Bergham’s scramble occurred shortly after the South St. Paul offside penalty gave Sparta his first down in 4th and 5th.
Simley broke through the Packers 17-12 in South St. Paul a year ago.
This was also competitive.
After the scoreless first quarter, South St. Paul attacked first, and Alex Tittlington attacked Jalin Nickman Burnett on a 17-yard strike, raising the Packers 6-0. South St. Paul began his drive with a fake punt that ran deep inside his territory.
That’s where the score stood until the second half of the second half, when Simley’s attack awoke. Sparta quarterback Justin Warwick threw two touchdown passes in the last five minutes of the second half. The first 44-yard strike went to Lataibion McCoinan, followed by a 23-yard pass in just 15 seconds to play in half to give Randan Duval a fourth and a 14-6 lead in a break to Simley 10 play.
South St. Paul closed the game early in the fourth quarter when Cortenbecker scored from 18 yards and successfully converted two points.
South St. Paul (1-1) drew the match after scoring in the second half of Bergham, but turned the ball down near the midfield. Simley (2-0) ran out of watches in his subsequent possession.
Bergham finished with 19 carry of 103 yards and points.