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Mater Academy ekes past Miami Springs, 29-27

Week 8 - Mater Academy 29, Miami Springs 27

Mater Academy outlasts Miami Springs 29-27 at Milander Park on Oct. 15, 2015.
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Mater Academy outlasts Miami Springs 29-27 at Milander Park on Oct. 15, 2015.

A frantic finish at Milander on Thursday night came down to the final 30 seconds when Miami Springs scored and went for two to tie it and connected on a pass play. But the play was nullified by a Springs penalty and Mater’s Latavious Brini picked off the second attempt in the end zone to secure the 29-27 district win.

And with the victory, Mater and Sunset both wrapped up a playoff berth and will square off against each other in two weeks to decide the District 16-7A title. The Lions moved to 6-0, 6-0 while Springs fell to 4-3, 4-2.

TOP TWO

Darius Brown: Mater running back was the catalyst for the Lions rushing for 157 yards and two touchdowns.

David Bradley: Springs wide receiver came up big catching seven passes for 126 yards.

THEY SAID IT

“What a terrific football game and a great job by our kids to find a way to get it done and put us in the playoffs.”

— Mater coach Rocco Casulo

Bill Daley

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