LeBlond rallies past Cameron

By Cody Thorn The St. Joseph News-Press
Posted: September 4, 2015 - 9:26 PM

Bishop LeBlond showed some resiliency in its Midland Empire Conference opener.

About everything that could go wrong in the third quarter did, but the Golden Eagles responded with a pair of fourth-quarter scores to rally for a 28-21 victory over Cameron at Eagle Stadium.

Sam Schanze passed for a pair of scores, including the game-tying score early in the fourth, before Dillon Garrett added the go-ahead with 3 minutes, 17 seconds left to keep the undefeated season going for LeBlond (3-0, 1-0 MEC).

“We fought through a lot of adversity, there was a lot of momentum swings and we answered the bell,” said Schanze, who passed for 226 yards. “We came back and fought hard. I like the way my guys performed in the second half. We made some plays when we needed to and that is what you need to do to win ball games.”

The teams came out of halftime tied at 14, but the visiting Dragons (1-2, 0-1) struck first – with help from LeBlond

After going three-and-out on its first drive of the third quarter, LeBlond punted to Cameron. The Dragons did the same, but the Golden Eagles fumbled the punt.

Cameron, punting from just outside its end zone, took over at the 42-yard line. Another three-and-out followed for the Dragons, who punted again.

For the second straight time, the ball bounced off an Eagle returner and the Dragons retained possession. This time, they took over at the LeBlond 15-yard line – a 60-yard gain in field position on a pair of turnovers.

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