|Pope John Paul II's Chris Veisbergs is tackled by a trio of Owen J. Roberts defenders, including Tyler Reitnour, left, and Brad Trego (54) during Saturday's PAC-10 game. (Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury)|
By Jeff Stover
It was a more-comfortable lead Owen J. Roberts held in the closing minutes of Saturday’s game with Pope John Paul II.
But the backstory behind the scenario had people on the visiting sideline shaking their heads in bewilderment.
Holding the ball at its 38-yard line, and a one-point edge on the Golden Panthers inside the two-minute mark, Owen J. watched tailback Wyatt Scott scamper the remaining length to the PJP end zone. With Zach Jennion’s conversion kick tacked on, Owen J. Roberts came away with a 20-12 lead that the Wildcats made stick to the end for their second straight Pioneer Athletic Conference victory.
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