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October 12, 2013

Spartans roll to second straight Division V title

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After the Spartans’ defense forced a punt, they took over at their 32 with 2:44 left in the half.

The ensuing drive lasted three plays.

On second-and-11, Feyerabend found Marszal over the middle for a 22-yard gain. The next play, Feyerabend started right sending an option pitch to Corbin Henry, who made a nice play just to catch the pitch before heading up the right sideline. Marszal again made a key seal block that helped spring Henry on a 47-yard scoring run. It gave Unatego a 12-0 lead heading into halftime.

“We had a lot of momentum,” said Feyerabend, who carried 14 times for 97 yards and completed 8 of 19 passes for 151 yards. “We kept pounding the ball. Like coach Mac said, they didn’t think we were much at the beginning of the season, but we’ve proved ourselves.”

Unatego’s defense forced a three-and-out to start the second half. The Spartans’ first possession of the third quarter covered 64 yards in five plays, with Feyerabend capping it with a scintillating 53-yard scoring run.

It started with a fake to Henry. Feyerabend then took off right and when he neared the right sideline, he cut it all the way back across the field, avoiding several tacklers along the way. Though the play went 53 yards, Feyerabend probably ran twice that distance to get to the end zone. His ensuing PAT made it 19-0 and Feyerabend was just getting started.

When Unatego’s Nick Bush recovered Marcus Shaver fumble at midfield, Feyerabend and Kellen Komenda collaborated on a beauty of a 50-yard scoring strike the next play.

The speedy Komenda zipped down the right sideline. When Feyerabend let go of his spiral, Deposit/Hancock’s defensive back was in good position, but by the time Komenda ran under it about 40 yards downfield, he had a couple strides on the defender and continued into the end zone. Feyerabend’s PAT made it 26-0 with 6:18 remaining in the third quarter.

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