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Inspired game ends in unfortunate loss

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As fans packed the stands at SCSU’s Husky Stadium, players prepared to take the field not only for themselves but to honor those we’ve lost.

The game dedicated to fallen coaches Ron Kaczor and Don Nylund of the Tech Tigers, as well as Coach Dean Taylor of Sartell, was a themed a “Pink Out” by both schools to raise awareness for those living with and affected by cancer. Unfortunately, even when playing for such an inspiring cause, not everyone can be a winner.

The Tigers opened the scoring when, senior quarterback, Chris Backes threw a 13-yard pass to junior wide receiver, Brevyn Spann-Ford, the extra-point kick, however, was no good. Despite the early Tiger lead, thanks to a somewhat heroic interception by senior middle linebacker Tyler Snoberger, Sartell came back strong with a six-yard run by senior running back, Devin Vouk to tie things up. The Sabres took the lead with a successful extra-point kick through the uprights by junior kicker, Jordan Och.

In the second quarter, Backes took back the game, throwing a 17-yard pass to junior, Jayden Sundstrom. They expanded their lead with a two-point conversion run by junior wide receiver James Kaczor. As the Sabres were ultimately unable to respond, the Tigers went on to score a second time within the quarter. Spann-Ford caught a 15-yard pass from Backes, however, the second quarter momentum came to a screeching halt with yet another missed extra point kick by the Tigers.

The third quarter was generally uneventful for both teams, aside from 6-yard touchdown and 2-point-conversion runs by junior running back, Scott Kipley. The fourth quarter followed that trend with absolutely no scoring on either side.

Despite the unfortunate loss, a few Sabre players had noteworthy games including #80 Tyler Snoberger (Sr.), #26 Jake Shea (Sr.), #5 Devin Vouk (Sr.).

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Inspired game ends in unfortunate loss