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- Published on November 24, 2006
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Bonanza (11-1) rides a punishing ground game and fast, hard hitting defense to advance to the 2A final game with a 50-20 win over Culver (11-2).
Bonanza's Brent Munson rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns, while the Antler's defense picked off five Culver passes to secure Bonanza's first-ever trip to the 2A championship game. The Antlers (SCL #1) will play the winner of Saturday's second match-up between Portland Christian (12-0 NWL) and Cascade Christian (9-2 SCL).
Complete game box score available at http://www.osaa.org/football/2006/062Aculverbonanza.htm
End of 4th Quarter: BONANZA 50 - CULVER 20 (FINAL)
0:55 Williams picked off for 5th time by Bonanza's Joseph Grohs. Antlers take a knee to advance to next week's final.
3:30 BONANZA 50 - CULVER 20. Brent Munson scores again from 8 yards out on 43-yard drive carried mostly by Bonanza's Peter Grohs. Davis' PAT good.
6:59 BONANZA 43 - CULVER 20. Culver's Levi Roberts leaps into endzone to give Bulldogs a badly needed touchdown. Two-point conversion good. This was Culver's best drive of the day, a 64-yard, 18-play affair kept alive with two 4th down conversions.
End of 3rd Quarter - BONANZA 43 - CULVER 12
2:47 BONANZA 43 - CULVER 12 Davis does it all. Following his interception, the Antler QB scores on 1-yard TD, then kicks PAT. Bonanza literally cannot be stopped.
5:31 Bonanza's Davis picks off Williams and returns ball to Culver 26. Williams' 4th interception in game.
8:35 BONANZA 36 - CULVER 12. Davis hits wide open Peter Grohs for 4-yard TD pass. PAT fails. On kickoff, Bonanza recovers on Culver 49 yard line. Culver so far has showed no ability to stop Bonanza's ground game.
Halftime - BONANZA 30 - CULVER 12
NOTES - Key so far is Bonanza's fast defense that has picked off Culver's Williams three times. Gomez is everywhere in this game.
KEY HALFTIME STATS
Brent Munson: 14 carries for 80 yards and one TD, one reception for 25-yard TD.
Kyle Gomez: two interceptions
Mike Williams: 12-24 171 yards (1) TD and (3) INT
0:51 BONANZA 30 - CULVER 12. Williams hits Nevin Lewis with 13 yard TD strike, completing a 57 yard drive helped by a personal foul face mask penalty. PAT conversion failed.
3:31 BONANZA 30 - CULVER 6. Gomez takes it from two yards out, capping six play drive. Gomez's conversion attempt pass intercepted.
5:56 Gomez picks off Williams again and returns ball 55 yards to the 11 yard line. But personal foul against Bonanza puts ball on Culver 48. Bonanza driving again.
8:57 BONANZA 24- CULVER 6. On 3rd and 20 from the 25, Davis tosses shovel pass to Munson, who follows a blockade untouched into the end zone. Gomez' 2-point run makes score 24-6. Bonanza's drive set up by Gomez stripping ball from Culver's Miguel Baltazar and returning it to Culver's 15 yard line.
End of 1st Quarter - BONANZA 16 - CULVER 6
5:52 BONANZA 16 - CULVER 6. Bulldogs score on a 12-yard scamper by Williams. PAT no good. Touchdown set up by 44-yard pass from WIlliams to Nevin Lewis.
7:18 - BONANZA 16 - CULVER 0. Gomez fumbles and is recovered by Culver's Jacob Meeks. On very next play, Gomez picks off a lazy Williams pass and returns it 48 yards for a TD. Onthe conversion, Gomez fumbles again, but the ball is picked up by big Gene Scott, who rumbles in for the 2-pointer. Bonanza leads 16-0.
9:47 BONANZA 8- CULVER 0. Culver's first play from scrimmage is a pass that is picked off by Bonanza's Eli Worden. Four plays later Brent Munson punches it is from 2 yards out to give Bonanza a 6-0 lead. On the conversion, Kyle Gomez hits Andy Davis for the 2-point conversion and Bonanza leads 8-0 at 9:47.