The game opened with Lely's Mike Snyder sacking QB Jimbo Chmelik for a 15 yard loss. Then S/LB Ben Jean had the game's biggest hit. He came up and just drilled Alton Taylor and Lely looked ready to go.
After that stop, Sean O'Regan lofted a ball down the sideline where Romanthi Mathurin made a beautiful, athletic catch and back stepped into the endzone to give Lely a 6-0 lead(kick failed).
Countryside answered with a drive of their own that culminated in Chmelik rolling left and hitting Jake Perdergist for a TD. After the extra point, they led 7-6.
Both teams moved the ball, but once inside the opponents territory, the defenses stepped up with either a big sack or a turnover. At the half, it remained 7-6.
A fast moving third quarter saw no more scoring and it was not until early in the 4th that Lely kicked a FG to take the lead 9-7. Chmelik answered by driving to the 42 where Todd Shorter got behind the Lely defense and scored on a nice ball down the sideline. 14-9 Countryside.
Lely's star running back Darion Hall sat out most of the first half, but delivered in the second with 99 yards on 13 carries. He is up to 207 pounds and that size showed on several carries where he gained 2-3-4-5 yards after contact. On Lely's final drive, Hall had 4 carries for 50 yards and had gotten them down to the Countryside 29 with under four minutes to go. Back-up RB Frankie Pugh, who was having a solid night, then was stuffed at the line of scrimmage and fumbled. Countryside iced the game with two first downs including a critical 3rd and 10 from inside their own territory.
Countryside's Alton Taylor rushed for 171 yards
Countryside had 349 total yards to Lely's 219.