BROOKVILLE - The Brookville Raiders were able to score 12 points in the final 7:41 of last night’s KSAC Big School Division game to come from behind to beat the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch by a 19-15 score.
The Dutchmen were able to take a 15-7 lead at halftime but were unable to stop the Raiders in the fourth quarter of play.
“This was a very disappointing loss,” said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm. “Penalties really hurt us tonight and we squandered some opportunities, especially in the first half.”
The Dutch were flagged seven time for 75 yards, with four of them being holding penalties in key situations.
“We have to look to get better,” added Schlimm.
The Dutch offense outgained the Raiders 284 net yards to 142 net yards.
St. Marys was led by Alex Feldbauer with 153 yards on 28 carries and two touchdowns. Cody Baker finished with 82 yards on eight carries and Joe Luchini picked up 43 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Alex Coudriet was three of 10, with one interception for 13 yards.
Recovering Brookville fumbles for the Dutch were Robbie Glass and Christian Keller.
Cam Yard led the Raiders with 70 gross yards on 13 carries. He also completed five of 10 passes for 99 yards. Zach Vroman gained 34 yards on 11 carries.
The Dutch won the coin toss and elected to defer to the second half. Brookville fumbled the opening kickoff, with Alex Feldbauer recovering on the Brookville 19. St. Marys could only get to the 13 before running out of downs. Brookville punted on their next possession, with St. Marys taking over on the Brookville 38.
Coudriet picked up two yards on first down, with Luchini being held for no gain. Luchini picked up nine yards on third down to the Brookville 20. Feldbauer picked up seven yards on first down and four on second down to the 16. Feldbauer gained three to the 13, with Luchini getting three more to the 10. Feldbauer picked up four on third down. On first and goal, Feldbauer gained three to three. On second and goal, Feldbauer scored from three yards out. Christian Keller added the PAT as the Dutch led 7-0 with 2:49 left in the first period.
Brookville could only get to their own 29 before facing a fourth and two. The snap to the punter went over his head and he recovered it in the endzone for a safety for the Dutch, making the score 9-0 in favor of St. Marys with 50 seconds left in the quarter.
St. Marys punted on their next possession with Brookville turning the ball over via a fumble at the Dutchmen’s 43 on a fourth-down punt.
The Dutch punted on their next possession. It took the Raiders seven plays to cover 76 yards as Yard hit Kiefer Gilhousen with a 40-yard touchdown pass. The Raiders were also helped out with a running-into-the-punter penalty during the drive. The PAT was blocked and the score stood at 15-7 at the half.
The Dutch got as far as the Brookville 30 on their first possession, then fumbled the ball away. The teams then traded punts. Brookville started on the 50 and got as far as the Dutch four-yard line before Christian Keller recovered a Raider fumble on the seven.
St. Marys moved from their own seven to their own 45 before being forced to punt on the third play of the fourth quarter. Brookville started on their own 20 as the punt went into the endzone for a touchback. Yard picked up 30 yards on first down. Six plays later he scored from a yard out with 7:41 left to make the score 15-13 as the try for two failed.
The Dutch got as far as the 50 before facing a fourth down. Brookville’s Braiden Smith took the punt on the 10-yard line and crossed the field and went up the sideline on his way to a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown. The try for two failed as the Raiders led 19-15.
The Dutchmen’s next drive was halted by an interception by Nathan Bonfardine with 2:53 left. The Dutch stiffened and the Raiders ran out of downs on the St. Marys 47. On first down, Coudriet completed a 14-yard pass to Glass down to the Brookville 39 with 33 seconds left. Another Coudriet-to-Glass pass was held to no gain. The Dutch tried two Hail Mary passes, but could not connect as Brookville won the game 19-15.
The Dutch are now 1-2 on the season. They are 0-2 in the KSAC Big School Division.
St. Marys will take to the road next Friday night as they travel to Strattanville for a 7:30 p.m. contest with the Clarion-Limestone Lions.
Unofficial game statistics
First downs 9 6
Yards gained rushing 284 142
Passes attempted 10 10
Passes completed 3 5
Intercepted by 0 1
Yards gained passing 13 99
Total yards 284 142
Punts-average 4-32.5 2-38
Penalties-yards 7-75 2-15
Fumbles-lost 1-1 3-3
Offensive plays 60 40
Score by quarters
St. Marys 9 6 0 0 15
Brookville 0 7 0 12 19
First quarter - St. Marys - Alex Feldbauer 3-yard run. Christian Keller kicked PAT, 7-0, 2:49.
Second quarter - St. Marys - Safety as bad snap on fourth down by Brookville went into endzone, 9-0, :50.
Second quarter - Brookville - Cam Yard to Kiefer Gilhousen 40-yard pass play. Cam Yard kicked PAT, 9-7, 2:32.
Second quarter - St. Marys - Alex Feldbauer 1-yard run. PAT blocked, 15-7, :13.
Fourth quarter - Brookville - Cam Yard 1-yard run. Try for two failed, 15-13, 7:41.
Fourth quarter - Brookville - Braiden Smith 90-yard punt return. Try for two failed, 19-15, 3:07.
Rushing - St. Marys - Alex Coudriet 1 carry, 2 yards; Alex Feldbauer 28 carries, 153 yards; Joe Luchini 13 carries, 43 yards; Cody Baker 8 carries, 82 yards. Brookville - Cam Yard 13 carries, 70 yards, Brodie Zacherl 5 carries, 7 yards; Zach Vroman 11 carries, 34 yards; Nathan Bonfardine 1 carry, -29 yards.
Passing - St. Marys - Alex Coudriet 3-10-1, 13 yards. Brookville - Cam Yard 5-10-0, 99 yards.
Receiving - St. Marys - Robbie Glass 3 catches for 13 yards. Brookville - Kiefer Gilhousen 2 catches for 65 yards; Braiden Smith 1 catch for 7 yards; Stephan Dempsey 1 catch for 13 yards; Nathan St. Laurent 1 catch for 14 yards.