November 27, 2012 > Logan Colts head to NCS Division I Championship
Logan Colts head to NCS Division I Championship
Submitted By Kenny Jacoby
The James Logan Colts football team, ranked #3 in the State, defeated the #2 ranked California Grizzlies on Saturday, November 24, earning their place in the North Coast Section (NCS) championship game scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday night, December 1, at Dublin High School. This will be the Colts' first NCS finals appearance in 15 years.
A convincing 40-7 victory over the Grizzlies set up what is expected to be a titanic battle with top-seed De La Salle in next Saturday's championship game. At the beginning of the semi-final contest, California was the first to get on the board, after an 80-yard balanced rushing and passing attack led to a 8-yard rushing touchdown to take a 7-0 lead. But the Colts were quick to rebut, scoring three unanswered touchdowns before the half came to an end with the Colts in the lead 19-7.
Colt quarterback Jeffrey Prothro had a spectacular night, moving out of the pocket and away from the California pass rush. His biggest play of the game was under his own propulsion on a 56-yard run. The Colts' quarterback scored on a keeper with 46 seconds left before halftime.
Running Back Warren Miles Long opened the third quarter with his second touchdown run of the night, setting up a 26-7 lead for James Logan; Long would add another touchdown later in the quarter for his third of the night.
James Logan continued to pile it on late in the game with another long touchdown making it 40-7 Colts, the final score. The Colts look forward to the contest with De La Salle who are undefeated this season. This one is for all the marbles!