University wasn’t ready to join the ranks of the in-betweens Thursday night.
Aaron Gleason booted a 25-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining to lift University to a 30-27, come-from-behind victory over Lewis and Clark in a Greater Spokane League football game.
The GSL has been defined this season by the vast disparity separating the haves and have-nots, and University (5-2, 5-2 GSL) avoided joining LC (3-4, 2-4) somewhere in the middle. The Titans remained a game behind a crowded field atop the GSL standings.
LC knotted the score at 27-all with Levi Taylor’s 5-yard touchdown run with 1:45 remaining, but the Tigers failed to convert the extra point to take the lead. U-Hi quarterback Tony Tabish completed four passes on the ensuing drive, and his 27-yard strike to receiver Aaron Blaska moved the ball to the LC 5 and set up Gleason’s winner.
David Lee’s 59-yard touchdown run gave LC a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter, but Tabish directed three scoring drives to turn the Titans’ two-touchdown deficit into a 21-14 lead.
Taylor, who finished with 147 yards on 18 carries, raced 87 yards for a touchdown to knot the score at 21-21. Tabish and Blaska connected for their second touchdown pass on a 17-yarder to put the Titans back in front, 27-21.
Tabish finished 23 for 30 for 284 yards, and Blaska was his top target with nine receptions for 145 yards.
Coeur d’Alene 49, Shadle Park 0
Zach Keiser rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns to power the Vikings to the non-league victory at Albi. Keiser scored each of his touchdowns in the second quarter to lead CdA to a 35-0 halftime lead. Backup tailback Cody Schneider racked up 122 yards on just five carries for the Vikings, including an 89-yard touchdown romp.