Hunter Sharpe (above) caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime last Friday on a 5-yard pass from Logan Eischeid, giving Big Foot a 28-22 win over McFarland. Eischeid took the reigns after quarterback Jackson Enz was injured. (Bob Mischka photo)

Quarterback Jackson Enz suffers season-ending injury

By Dan Truttschel

Sports correspondent

The end of Friday night’s Rock Valley Conference contest at McFarland left just one-third of the season remaining for the Big Foot football team.

And because of that, what the Chiefs accomplished certainly was significant.

Big Foot kept its postseason hopes alive with a 28-22 comeback win in overtime to improve to 2-4 overall with just three games left on the schedule. The Chiefs must win all three to guarantee a playoff berth.

But the win came with a price, as standout senior quarterback and North Dakota State recruit Jackson Enz was lost to a season-ending knee injury in the fourth quarter.

“The win was incredibly important,” Big Foot coach Greg Enz said. “When you can go to someone else’s place and win, it is a huge boost to your team’s confidence.

“The game had so much happen and changes of momentum that the fact that these young men were able to overcome some of what happened said a great deal about their character.”

Big Foot won the coin toss in overtime, and after a defensive stand on its 2-yard line, the offense went to work.

And on their first possession, the Chiefs cashed in on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Logan Eischeid to Hunter Sharpe to give Big Foot the victory.

“Making a huge stop was an enormous boost for our morale and for our defense,” Enz said. “The ensuing drive for our offense was characterized by getting the ball thrown quickly and moving the ball downfield.”

Eischeid completed 17-of-24 passes for 132 yards in relief of Jackson Enz, who was 17-for-27 for 217 yards.

For the rest of the story about last week’s game, pick up a copy of the Sept. 29 Times/Reporter.

Big Foot hosts Edgerton in a 7 p.m. RVC matchup tonight. The Tide enter the game at 1-5 overall after a 50-21 loss last week to Brodhead.



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