Flashes rally to 3rd straight victory|[10/07/06]

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2006

St. Aloysius overcame a 17-0 second half deficit behind three touchdowns from Alex Halinski and two from Chip Donald to pull out a 34-27 win over Nanih Waiya Friday night in a key Region 3-1A game.

The victory for the Flashes (5-2, 4-1) places them into a tie for second place with Lake in the region. Nanih Waiya, which had entered the game tied with St. Al in third place, slips to 3-2 in the region.

St. Al’s comeback began in the third quarter when quarterback Chris Lewis converted a fourth-and-10 pass from the Flashes’ own 34, hitting Halinski for a 29-yard gain to the NW 37. The play set up Halinski’s 35-yard TD run that made it 17-7 after Jordan Muirhead’s kick.

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Early in the fourth quarter, Lewis hit Chip Donald on an 83-yard touchdown pass to pull the Flashes to within 17-14.

The Warriors came right back, running back the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a score to make it 24-14. A 25-yard field goal extended the NW lead to 27-14.

St. Al came back, getting a 7-yard TD run by Halinski to make it 27-21.

The Flashes’ defense then forced Nanih Waiya to punt after a three-and-out.

Taking over at its own 25, St. Al drove 75 yards capped by Halinski’s 4-yard TD run. Muirhead’s kick made it 28-27 with less than 90 seconds to go.

The Warriors’ last gasp drive ended when Donald intercepted a pass at the 30 and returned it for the game-sealing touchdown with 33 seconds left. The kick failed, but St. Al led 34-27.