A lot of complements were given to the #4-Bremen Lions following a disappointing 35-21 loss to #1-Fort Wayne Bishop Luers. Two Luers defensive touchdowns within a span of a minute in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference in the ballgame.
Bremen scored with 9:17 left in the ballgame making the score 21-14 Luers when Nate Leeper hooked up with Ben Hueni on a 45 touchdown pass. The Lions then made a defensive stop to get the ball back at Fort Wayne’s 46 yard line when fortunes turned for the worse for Bremen.
A screen pass to Braxton Miller was a certain first down, when Miller was stripped of the football by Kendrick Mullen who returned it 66 yards the other way making the score 28-14.
Two plays later Lion quarterback Nate Leeper threw an interception that deflected to Luers Andrew Spencer who ran it in from 34 yards to put the game out of reach with 4:03 left.
“Turnovers were the key. We won the statistical battle, held the fourth leading runningback recruit in the Nation to a mere 109 yards and still lose. That’s what makes this one a tough pill to swallow.”, said Coach Bob Holmes. “But I’ve been coaching for a while now, and I can honestly say I haven’t been more proud of a bunch young guys like I am with these kids. I probably will be lucky if I can recall two or three big plays during a ballgame this season. But I will always be able to remember the great times I’ve had with this bunch. I love them all.”
The Lions finish 13-1. It was the first team ANY Bremen team has won 13 games in one season.