In what was a battle for top spot in the senior standings and in a game that looked like it was going to get out of hand, it wound up being one to remember.
After falling behind by 14 points in the opening quarter and trailing by 21 at halftime, the Korah Colts grabbed top spot in the city’s senior high school football look with a 26-23 victory over the Superior Heights Steelhawks Thursday night at Superior Heights.
The Colts wrap up the regular season with a perfect 6-0 record while Superior Heights finished 4-2.
Caleb Patteri punched the ball in from one-yard out with 1:57 to go in the fourth quarter to put the Colts ahead to stay.
The Colts scored three majors in the final quarter, including a 43-yard interception returned for a major by Tyler Albert and a one-yard run by quarterback Jordan Robinson-Wright.
Matt Jackson had the other Colts touchdown on a 35-yard catch from Robinson-Wright in the third quarter. Jackson caught a pair of passes for 79 yards.
Patteri finished the day with 29 yards rushing on 24 carries with much of the yardage coming in the second half.
In addition to the interception, Albert finished the day with nine solo tackles and a fumble recovery. Jacob Jurich had seven solo tackles and an assisted tackle.
Cooper Laframboise opened the scoring for Superior Heights on an 11-yard touchdown run midway through the opening quarter. On a 13-yard run, Mitchell Della Vedova scored in the final minute of the first quarter while Robert Wright caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Ethan Johnson.
Johnson finished the day with 219 yards passing on 16 pass completions for the Steelhawks, who picked up a pair of points on a safety in the fourth quarter.
Defensively for Superior Heights, Deven Stasiuk had seven solo tackles and two assisted tackles while Josh Brunet and Joe Rosso had six solo tackles and an assisted tackle. Maverick Hill also had six solo tackles for Superior Heights.
In Thursday’s junior game, Superior Heights held on for a narrow 28-26 win over Korah. Korah finishes the regular season with a 5-1 record while Superior Heights wraps up action with a 2-4 record.
The regular season wraps up on Friday night as St. Mary’s faces White Pines at Superior Heights. The junior game kicks off at 4:45 p.m. while the senior game follows at 7:30 p.m.
Playoff action opens on Oct. 19.