The McCutcheon Unified Flag Football team took the field Saturday afternoon looking to mark their place in McCutchon High School history. The stakes were high and the temperatures were low as the Mavericks once again scored on their opening drive to take an early lead. The Vikings and Mavericks went back and forth and after 20 minutes of action, the Mavericks held a slight 34-30 halftime lead. With just over 10 minutes left, the Mavericks faced their largest deficit of the season (8), but did not flinch. A key fourth and goal touchdown by Zach Branz setup a game-tying two point conversion by JJ Mallett. With just over 3 minutes left, the Vikings were tackled in the endzone for a safety giving the Mavericks a 50-48 advantage. The Mavericks were able to bleed out the remaining time and claim the North Regional Championship. The Mavericks will now face Mooresville in the State Championship at Grand Park next Saturday at noon.
- 48 Valparaiso High School
- 50 McCutcheon High School
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