Galyan's Punt, Pass and Kick Competition Winners
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Bloomington, Ind.- The Crimson squad rallied from a 13-point deficit with two second-half touchdown passes from freshman Blake Powers to senior Travis Haney to knock off the Cream squad, 20-19 in the annual Cream and Crimson Spring Game. The Crimson's passing game was able to outdistance the Cream's running game in the end.
The Crimson used the deep ball to get on the board first, taking a 6-0 lead with 10:37 remaining in the first period of play. Powers hit sophomore wide receiver Jahkeen Gilmore, who sprinted down the sidelines with a 65-yard TD.
Senior Matt LoVecchio led the Cream squad to the next three touchdowns of the first half. The first coming via the air as LoVecchio hit senior wideout Courtney Roby on a 26-yard pass.
Junior Chris Taylor did the majority of the damage on the ground for the Cream. He gave them the lead midway through the second period of play on a 30-yard TD run. Senior Adam Braucher added the extra point to push the lead to seven at 13-6.
LoVecchio struck again to give the Cream a bigger cushion before the end of the half. He hit senior fullback Randy Cate out of the backfield with just 13 seconds remaining for his second TD pass of the first half. The Cream failed on the two-point conversion attempt as junior Yamar Washington was tackled before he could reach the endzone. At the half, the Cream led, 19-6.
Powers led the Crimson's charge back with the afore mentioned touchdown passes to Haney. The Crimson drew within six points following an impressive juggling catch in the endzone by Haney. The pass play was good for 11 yards from Powers to Haney. Senior Bryan Robertson added the extra point to make it 19-13 with 4:27 remaining in the third period.
The Crimson duo hooked up again in the fourth quarter, this time on a 24-yard pass play to the left corner of the endzone. It was Powers third passing TD of the game and Haney's second receiving. Robertson's extra point with 10:48 remaining gave the Crimson the victory.
The Crimson defensive was able to hold the Cream offense at bay over the final 10 minutes of the contest for the win. Linebackers junior Kyle Killion and sophomore Jake Powers led the Crimson defense in tackles on the evening.
During halftime of the Spring Game, the Hoosiers gave out their annual awards. Redshirt freshman Kenni Burns was given the Iron Man Award for taking the most snaps during spring practice. The most outstanding spring year-by-year awards went to redshirt freshman Blake Powers, sophomore Kenny Kendal, junior Kyle Killion and seniors Travis Haney and Herana-Daze Jones.
Before the annual Cream and Crimson Spring Game, boys and girls from against 7 to 12 competed in the Galyan's Punt, Pass and Kick Competition. Here is a look at the top three finishers from each age group:
GALYAN'S PUNT, PASS AND KICK COMPETITION
1. Ramonee Bruce, 52 yards
2. James Tamford, 48 yards
3. Ben Davis, 47 yards
1. Hannah Densford, 40 yards
2. Ally Patberg, 35 yards
3. Riley Batsmeyer, 29 yards
1. Alex Issgrigg, 79 yards
2. Louie Addazio, 70 yards
3. Will Beaty, 68 yards
1. Mallory Rhodes, 58 yards
2. Maddie Deem, 37 yards
3. Raven Doc, 30 yards
1. Kameron Korvela, 85 yards
2. Joseph Borders, 80 yards
3. Kyle Fletcher, 75 yards
1. Alexa Kelly, 70 yards
2. Morgan Kleinschmidt, 46 yards
3. Justine Johnstone, 45 yards
The first place finisher in each division won four tickets to Indiana's game next season against Central Michigan and a $500 gift card good at any Galyans location. The second place finishers received four tickets to the Indiana and Central Michigan game next season and $100 gift card at any Galyans location. The third placed finisher also received tickets to Indiana/Central Michigan and a $50 gift card to any Galyans location.
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