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Lanz's Kick Gets Owensboro To State

Sophomore Andrew Lanz made the extra point that gave the Red Devils a 1 point edge that ultimately won the State Semi-Final game over Frederick Douglass.

Posted: Dec 16, 2020 10:52 PM

When Frederick Douglass scored to take the lead late Friday Night against Owensboro, the Broncos missed the extra point, which proved to be extremely costly. Once the Red Devils tied the game with a screen pass to Ethan Avery, the final drive needed one finishing touch.That's where Andrew Lanz came in. The sophomore capitalized on the miscue by the visitors by kicking the extra point that turned out to be the game winner.

"I just have to go out and do my job, and treat it like every other kick. Don't have any more pressure on myself, just go out and do my job." "It was an awesome feeling. I had faith in our defense to be able to get the stop and we were able to win," said Owensboro Sophomore Kicker Andrew Lanz.

"We all had faith in Drew, I mean, he's only missed like one pat on the year and it was because it was blocked but other than that, he's very efficient so we all believed in him. I believed that he could go out there and get the job done, said Owensboro Senior Wide Receiver Treyvon Tinsley.

"We had every confidence that Drew was going to go out there and hit that PAT. He's been extremely consistent for us all year and I felt very confident and had a very calm feeling and knew that he was going to go out there and hit that for us," said Owensboro Head Coach Jay Fallin.

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