Beta A1 wins flag football semi-finals game against Delta Chi1
- Oct. 21, 2008
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In the final minute of the semi-final flag football game Monday night, Delta Chi1 players and fans could feel victory. Within 32 seconds, that chance at victory was taken away.
In the greek flag football semi-finals game between Beta Theta Pi and Delta Chi, Delta Chi1 held onto the lead until the final 28 seconds. Beta A1 had first possession in the game but on first down quarterback Chris Wolfe, Winona, Minn., junior, was sacked and later turned over on downs.
On Delta Chi1′s first drive, quarterback Andrew Dockter, Lenexa junior, threw a complete pass on third down to Ryan Hahne for a touchdown with a successful one-point conversion leaving Delta Chi1 in the lead 7-0.
Wolfe ran for two first downs, and on the next play he ran the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. Beta A1 was unsuccessful on the one-point conversion leaving the score 7-6.
With two minutes left in the first half, Wolfe intercepted the ball from Dockter, but Beta A1 was unable to score a touchdown before the half ended.
Delta Chi1 started the second half, but on third down, Dockter was sacked by Cooper Merrill, Leawood sophomore, forcing Delta Chi1 to punt. In the final six minutes both teams were forced to turn over the ball on downs. With 1:40 left in play, it looked as if Delta Chi1 was going to pull off the victory. Dockter threw a complete pass to Ryan Hahne on Delta Chi’s own 20 yard line. On fourth down, with one minute left, Dockter threw the ball into the end zone, but a Beta A1 player intercepted the ball and ran it to the 40-yard line. Wolfe threw a 40-yard complete pass to Merrill for a touchdown with 28 seconds left in the game.
“I was able to loose the tackler,” Wolfe said. “I saw Merrill get open and I threw as far as I could.”
The one-point conversion ended the game, 13-7.
Beta A1 will play Sigma Nu2 today at 5 p.m. at Shenk Recreational Fields for the championship.
“I’m really excited,” Wolfe said. “Sigma Nu2 has a good team and a good quarterback but we’ll be ready.”
— Edited by Becka Cremer