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Gridiron Senators advance to title game

  • Senator Cody Miller makes a break around end for a score against CAK. - Ricky Williams

  • Nick Moog pushes through a CAK defender for a Norris touchdown. - Ricky Williams

Norris hosted CAK on Thursday, Sept. 27 for a playoff game. The final score was 44-26.

The game started off close. CAK beat Clinton last week and came into the game with some momentum. After a couple of onside kicks where CAK recovered and ran it in, they took the lead against the Senators.

In the second quarter things began to turn around after a kickoff return resulted in a Norris touchdown after Norris’s Nick Moog ran the ball for 60-plus yards. The very next play, Norris kicked off and a CAK defender recovered the ball. Immediately after he touched the ball, that defender was hit so hard that the ball flew out of his hands to be recovered by Norris.

With less than a minute left in the half, Charlie Pressley scored another touchdown for Norris and also forced CAK to burn timeouts keeping the clock from running out before they got the ball.

The extra point was carried by Cody Miller, putting Norris up 28-20.

At the end of the half, Norris had pulled ahead.

Norris pulled away as the team stretched its muscles against the smaller program.

In the fourth quarter, Nick Moog pulled another touchdown for Norris after another 60-yard run.

The extra point was carried by Cody Miller, putting Norris up 36-20.

CAK tried to mount a comeback, scoring a touchdown in the fourth, but their extra point was no good and the Senators answered with another touchdown carried by Cody Miller and two-point-conversion carried by J. D. Robinett.

What started out as a shaky game for the Senators turned into a decisive victory with a final score of 44-26.

The Senators play in the championship game at Robertsville, Thursday, Oct. 3.

Kickoff will be 6:30.