BV Northwest hands Miege first loss

By Joe Caronia PrepsKC staff writer
Posted: September 14, 2012 - 11:52 PM

Four quarters were not enough for this game as the Huskies of Blue Valley Northwest defeated the Bishop Miege Stags in overtime 21 – 14. The Stags were ranked #5 in the Super 10. It was just another Friday night for these two Eastern Kansas League rivals.
The scoring opened when the Huskies scored with 10 seconds left in the first quarter when Alec Winsor hit Reed Coda with a 30 yard touchdown pass. Coda snuck out of the backfield and caught a pass in the flat and went untouched for the score. The Huskies controlled the ball for most the first half, with a steady ground game by Coda, mixed in with an accurate passing performance by Winsor. Junior kicker Bryan Gish converted the extra point.
Stags quarterback Montell Cozart had a hard time moving the ball. The Stags did not get their first, first down until 2:09 of the second quarter. When the Stags started moving the Cozart took matters into his own hands, running and passing.
In the second half the Stags were starting to gain momentum, but the game changed when on 4th and 7, punter Bailey Strohl took the snap and ran down the sideline for 27 yards and a first down. Head Coach of the Huskies Mike Zegunis did not call the fake punt.
“I did not know it was coming,” Zegunis said. “We had talked about it earlier in the week. (Bailey) Strohl has the green light at any time. He looked for an opening and just took off for the first down.”
Then at 7:28 of the third quarter Winsor hit Austin Moses on a 16 yard touchdown pass. Gish converted the PAT to make the score 14 – 0.
Miege got on the board at 2:49 on a 23 yard run by Dante Hutton. One of the key plays of that drive was a 35 yard reception by Blake Schnieders. The PAT was no good as the snap was miss handled.
The score remained that way until the Stags took over with 3:33 left in regulation. Cozart moved the ball by calling his own number with runs up the middle and screen passes to wide out McKinley Johnson. Cozart lined up in the shotgun and scored from the 2 yard line, on a quarterback run, with: 56 seconds. This made the score 14 – 12, meaning the Stags would have to go for the two point conversion. Cozart took the ball and ran toward the line of scrimmage and faked a jump pass over the middle to hit Jeffery Martin who fought his way in to complete the score, bringing the game to overtime.
The ball placed at the 10 yard line and on the first play of overtime, Winsor hit Moses with a laser, in traffic, for the go ahead score. Gish knocked the extra point through giving the Huskies the lead 21 – 14. Winsor finished with 14 completions out of 24 attempts for 135 yards, 3 TD’s and 1 interception.
This is where the Huskies defense stepped up. On the first play in overtime for the Stags, Cozart was tackled for a 1 yard loss. Hutton lost two yards on second down. Cozart’s next pass was incomplete. On fourth down Cozart tried to hit Johnson in the corner of the end zone but the Huskies knocked the pass down sealing the victory.
The Huskies victory gave them a record of 1 -2. Miege dropped to 2 – 1.