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Spagnoletta Leads Mathews to Comeback Victory over Saint John in Thursday Night Thriller at Spire Institute – Mustangs Overcome 14 Point Deficit to defeat Heralds 30-28

Mathews overcame a 14 point deficit on Thursday night to come from behind and defeat Saint John, 30-28, at Spire Institute in Geneva.

After a scoreless first quarter, Saint John quarterback Vin Narducci connected with sophomore tight end Donny Crawford on a 5-Yard touchdown pass with 7:42 left to go in the first half.

After a successful two point conversion from Narducci to Sullivan Twinning, Saint John led 8-0.

Saint John added another score on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Narducci to Will Anderdon shortly before halftime as the Heralds took a 14-0 lead.

However, Mathews got on the scoreboard with 12 seconds left in the first half when Connor Thompson caught a 36-yard touchdown pass to make the score 14-7 going into halftime.

Shortly after halftime, Mathews tied the score at 14-14 on a Dom Spagnolletta 5-yard touchdown run with 7:33 left in the third quarter.

Saint John regained the lead in the final minute of the third quarter when Narducci again connected on a long touchdown pass to Anderson.

After a successful two point conversion, Saint John led 22-14 going into the 4th quarter.

Mathews came right back in the fourth quarter on their next possession with a long touchdown pass of their own.

With 11:09 left in the fourth quarter, Trenton Hyde connected on a 45-yard touchdown pass with Spagnoletta.  

After Spagnoletta successfully scored on the two-point conversion, the score was tied at 22-22.

Spagnoletta gave Mathews the lead with a 2-yard touchdown run with 2:17 left in the game. 

After a successful two-point conversion, Mathews led 30-22.

On the first play of the next possession Narducci threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Severino. After the two point conversion was not converted, the Mustangs 30-28.

Mathews held on to win 30-28 with the Mustangs defense stopping the Heralds offense from scoring on a key fourth down play with only seconds left in the contest.

Mathews will next travel to Mineral Ridge for a week seven matchup on Friday, September 29. 

Also, on Friday September 29th, Saint John will face Windham in week seven.


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