I thought was over for the year, but an e-mail from Heather Williams of KWCH and CatchItKansas.com extended the season for one more week. They needed someone to shoot photos for the CatchItKansas.com website of the Class 2-1A Championship Game.
This game pitted two recent champions, the Meade Buffaloes (2010) against the Centralia/Wetmore Panthers (2011). Both teams run a very similar single-wing offense.
The First Half belonged to Centralia. They got on the board first and took a 13 to 7 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The Buffaloes won the Second Half. They took the lead in the Third Quarter, but quickly gave it back to go down by 11. Just when you thought the Panthers would hoist the trophy again, Meade climbed back to within five. The Meade defense held and gave their offense room to get the job done. With about 30 seconds to go in the game, they retook the lead and won the game with a score of 28 to 25.
This was a very entertaining and exciting game and a great way to close out the season.
Below is a link to the gallery on CatchItKansas.com with the photos I took.
Congratulations to both teams on making it to State.
Now to get ready for Basketball, which starts Friday. Check back as I will post pictures from upcoming games in Wilson and from tournament action in Larned and Fairfield.