Thursday, September 17, 2009

Champlin Park escapes with last-second field goal

(Created: Monday, September 14, 2009 9:35 AM CDT)

In a moment of pure hysteria, Champlin Park senior Jack Elsnes could only revert to his own personal flashbacks.

Two years ago, Elsnes had a field goal opportunity that would have lifted the Rebels' sophomore football team to a victory over Maple Grove.

He missed it.
But on Friday, Sept. 11, fate handed him a second opportunity. This time, his 35-yard attempt was never in doubt.

Elsnes drilled a game-winning field goal with 10 seconds left and then proceeded to make a game-saving stop on the final play of the night as Champlin Park completed an improbable, come-from-behind 31-28 win over visiting Maple Grove.

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