JAMESTOWN (NewsDakota.com)– When looking at the film this weekend the Jamestown High coaching staff is going to want to erase one nightmarish minute midway through the third quarter. The Blue Jays held a 14-0 lead, but in the span of 60 seconds and five plays Grand Forks Central scored the final 16 points of the game.
The Knights picked up their first win of 2012 with a 16-14 decision over Jamestown.
Jamestown struck first in the opening quarter with a 36-yard touchdown pass from Matt Grounds to Tyler Ukestad. The extra point was blocked and the 6-0 score held up into in the second half.
The Blue Jays added to their lead with a blocked punt that went out the back of the end zone for a safety. On the ensuing kickoff, Taylor Orr played it on a hop and burst through the line for a 60-yard kickoff return touchdown.
The kickoff return made it 14-0 Blue Jays midway through the third quarter. Central got the football back and started to move the ball down the field. Rylie Devier fumbled killing the Knights drive in the Jamestown red zone.
Two players later, Grounds was picked off on an over throw and Carrington Adams went 45-yards down the sideline untouched for a score. The Knights added a two-point conversion to trim the Jays lead to 14-8.
Grounds was benched in favor of Ross Munson on the next series, the sophomore fumbled on the first snap. That turnover set up Central at the Jamestown 27-yard line. Devier, who had yet to throw the ball more than two yards down the field, found Dustin Marynik wide open on the next play to tie the game.
Devier punched in the two-point conversion to give the Knights there first lead. That lead would hold up to the end.
It was the first win of the season for Grand Forks Central. Jamestown’s loss drops them to 1-6.
The Jays hit the road to Williston next Friday night.
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