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Football Playoff Heartbreaker Gets Media Coverage

November 22, 2009

Monon Bell 2009 AT-6.jpgNovember 22, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — "The usually stingy Thomas More College defense that had uncharacteristically been shredded for much of the second half of its first-round Division III playoff game against DePauw finally made a couple of key plays when it mattered most," begins a recap in today's Cincinnati Enquirer. "Clinging to a 42-39 lead that had once been 28-7 and with just under two minutes remaining, junior defensive back Wade Begley forced a fumble after a DePauw pass completion that freshman defensive back Zach Autenreib scooped up and raced 20 yards for a touchdown, then on the ensuing drive senior linebacker Brandon Kohrs intercepted a pass at the Thomas More 7 as the Saints held on for a 49-39 win Saturday at Bank of Kentucky Field on the school’s Crestview Hills campus."

Richard Skinner writes, "Thomas More allowed just 12.9 points per game in the regular season and after a first half in which the Saints gave up just 126 yards and 10 points, they basically couldn’t stop DePauw in the second half as the Tigers rolled up 247 yards, including 222 passing, and scored touchdowns on 45_DSC9651c_rf.JPGfour straight possessions. That allowed DePauw (7-3) to close to within 28-24, then 35-32 and finally to within 42-39 on senior quarterback Spud Dick’s eight-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Brayden Dahlstrom with 3:21 remaining in the game."

Thomas More, now 11-0 on the season, advances in the playoffs.

Read the complete summary at the newspaper's Web site.

Other stories can be found in the Louisville Courier-Journal and Indianapolis Star.

Indianapolis ABC affiliate WRTV aired highlights of the game last night.  See them here: Video Link [Download Video: "Tigers vs. Thomas More" - 6821kb].

For comprehensive coverage of yesterday's game, visit the team's Web page.

Orders are being accepted for the limited edition DVD of the 116th Monon Bell Classic, which is currently being manufactured and should ship in early December. Details and an online order form can be found here.

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