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
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
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
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
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
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.