The Versailles Republican Sports
August 23, 2007

Northeastern Knights upset Indians' footbeall season opener

Gary Franklin - Sports Editor
Milan opened their season's scheduled play at home on Friday, August 17. After winning at half time by a score of 7-0, things were looking pretty good. But in the second half, the Knights were able to rally for a TD and point after to tie the game at 7-7.
As the second half continued, the Indians rallied to take the ball into the end zone for the TD and a 13-7 lead. A blocked extra point kick attempt left them on the dreaded 13, but yet in the lead, as time appeared to be winding down in the Indians' favor.
The Knights were not ready to surrender and put a TD and the extra point on the board for a 14-13 lead with only two plus minutes left in the game.
Unable to score in the final minutes of the game, the Indians fell by a final score of 13-14. They will travel to Batesville to meet the Bulldogs this Friday night, August 24, at 7 PM.
Scoring by the Indians began in the second quarter of play when Travis Pennington took a 5 yard run into the end zone and then booted the extra point between the uprights for a 7-0 lead.
Northeastern's answer came at the 4:40 mark of the third quarter resulting in a tie game of 7-7.
Milan again took the lead at the 3:31 mark of the fourth quarter as Indian Quarterback Jared Ison delivered a 44 yard pass to Andrew Perkins for the TD and a 13-7 lead.
Northeastern scored the fatal blow against the Indians off a completed 75 yard pass to tie the game at 13, then grabbed the lead with the made extra point kick for a 14-13 final score.


Indian Ison's pass to an eluding Andrew Perkins with game time diminishing looks like the real deal to establish the season opener. That simply would not be the case.