Under almost perfect conditions, the Jugglers were able to overcome the Rams 29-26.
By | Gavin Kamoschinski
Notre Dame travelled for the game, which was held in Victoria at Royal Athletic Park – home of the Mount Doug Rams. After winning the coin flip, the Jugglers started on offence.
On the very first play of the game, Notre Dame started strong with a completed pass for a touchdown. This was a great start for the Jugglers, making the score 7-0 to end the first quarter.
The 2nd quarter started with another TD; the Jugglers had the ball and ran it this time to make the score 14-0.
But, the Rams answered back scoring two running touchdowns before the second half ended, the score was now tied 14-14 headed to halftime.
The 3rd quarter started, and the Rams received the ball but couldn’t get on the scoreboard. It was the Juggler’s chance to pull away, and they went right back to throwing the ball to an open WR down the sideline for a quick touchdown.
ND took a chance to further their lead, and went for a 2-point conversion, making the score 22-14.
The Rams were trying to match the Jugglers, but couldn’t get anything going and ended up having to punt the ball away.
In the last two minutes of the 3rd quarter, the Jugglers saw an opportunity and capitalized, scoring another touchdown off a run play to the outside, making the score 29-14.
The Jugglers were slowly pulling away.
In the 4th quarter, the Rams scored on a big 53 yard rushing touchdown, trimming the lead to 29-20, they tried to go for the 2 point conversion but couldn’t convert.
The Rams ended the 4th quarter with another touchdown, but it wasn’t enough – Notre Dame was able to hang on for the 29-26 victory.