Dubois last year. We thought we would be playing [Dubois] in the state championship game, but we've had this game circled on our calendars since last year. This was the team we had been prepping for all season."
After losing to Dubois each of the past two years in the semifinals of the Class 1A/6 man playoffs, Midwest pulled off an improbable comeback in the final two minutes to beat the Rams 64 62 on Friday and advance to the state championship game.
"I think when we cut the lead to 12 points (62 50) we could sense the momentum turning," Swieter said. "And when these guys smell blood they go after it; they rise up."
A Midwest touchdown with 2:08 to play cut the margin to 62 50. Then, following a Dubois punt, Cam Ray threw a 48 yard touchdown pass to make it a 62 57 game with 39 ticks on the clock. The Oilers then recovered Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit Mid
"It was huge that we were able to finally beat Dubois," Swieter said. "That was such a tough mountain for us to climb.
The defending state champion Rams appeared to be in control when senior Sterling Baker scored on a 26 yard run his seventh touchdown of the game to give Dubois a 62 44 lead with just 3 minutes, 14 seconds remaining.
an onside kick and, two plays later, Ray connected with Josh Lindsay for an 8 yard touchdown toss to give Midwest (9 1) its first lead of the game.
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Late rally lifts Midwest to win against Dubois
"These kids don't know how to say die," Midwest coach Ken Swieter said of his Oilers. Nike Air Force 1 Low White And Grey
"They know the game isn't over until there's nothing but zeroes on the clock."
The win not only puts Midwest in the title game against Meeteetse, a 64 12 winner against Guernsey on Friday, but ended the Oilers' four game losing streak to the Rams.
Ray finished with 388 all purpose yards and accounted for seven touchdowns two rushing and five passing. Tucker Even rushed for 144 yards and two TDs and had three receptions for 61 yards and two scores.
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