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was forced to run at least 10 times on the night. “It made me boot out of the pocket and try to make some­thing hap­pen. They were tak­ing the lineback­ers and send­ing them late and all the pres­sure just made plays fall apart.”

The big­gest play of the night for Con­estoga was one that didn’t re­ally hap­pen.

Trail­ing 10-0 early in the fourth quar­ter, Braen­del fum­bled a shot­gun snap from his own 24 yard line. The ju­nior scooped it up and tried to make some­thing hap­pen, break­ing tack­les and weav­ing through the sec­ondary for what ap­peared to be an elec­tri­fy­ing 76-yard touch­down run.

But the sin­gle yel­low flag sit­ting at the Rad­nor 43yard line meant it was all for naught. A block in the back call brought the Pi­o­neers back to their own 47, and two sacks later, Con­estoga was forced to punt.

“That’s a mo­men­tum taker,” Braen­del said. “That re­ally killed our mo­men­tum.”

Other than the first-quar­ter

touch­down, the big­gest play of the night for Rad­nor came on Con­estoga’s next drive af­ter the called­back Braen­del run.

With less than five min­utes left, and fac­ing a third and 15 from his their own 40, Braen­del dropped back in the shot­gun and saw an open Pey­ton Force Jones streak­ing down the cen­ter of the field.

But this time, it wasn’t a flag that stymied the Pi­o­neers, it was line­backer Na­jeh Fowler, who made an un­be­liev­able play track­ing back to break up the pass and end­ing Con­estoga’s last real hope.

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