Monday, December 07, 2009


From the Sandusky Register:
As light snowflakes started to fall at dusk at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon Saturday, another improbable finish culminated in area history.

The St. Paul Flyers drove 97 yards in just over three minutes to score a touchdown with five seconds left of a 24-21 win over Delphos St. John’s in the Division VI state championship game.

Flyer quarterback Eric Schwieterman — who finished with 334 yards of total offense and three touchdowns — bulled across for the winning score from a yard out to give the area it’s fourth state championship.

On the 35th anniversary of Norwalk’s 1974 state title, the Flyers also join the 1995 Clyde Fliers and the 1999 Perkins Pirates as state champions.

In 1999 at the same stadium, Perkins’ title came on a miraculous catch with less than 30 seconds left to get the distinction of ‘The Catch.’

Ten years later, ‘The Drive’ is born for St. Paul.

“Two great programs played a great game,” St. Paul coach John Livengood said. “It don’t get much better coming down to the wire like that.”

Read more in today's Register or the ePaper.

To see photos from the state championship game click HERE


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