LEIPSIC — The Drive. The Catch. No, it wasn’t the Denver Broncos breaking the hearts of the Cleveland Browns, nor Dwight Clark catching the ball from Joe Montana. However, they were just as effective as St. John’s scored with less than a minute left to cap off a comeback and nab a 36-29 Region 22 quarterfinal victory over Leipsic before a rabid crowd at John Edwards Stadium in Leipsic. The victory moves the Blue Jays (7-4) to a regional semifinal date with Fremont St. Joseph’s Central Catholic 7:30 p.m. Friday at a site to be determined. Leipsic (8-3) had gone ahead 29-28 with 9:30 remaining and held the lead until the Jays’ defense held on a 4th-and-7 from their 21 and commenced a drive from there with 3:05 left and holding two timeouts. Quarterback Mark Boggs hit Tyler Jettinghoff for 24 yards, then ran for three. He then hit senior Will Buettner for a great 20-yard catch — perhaps the play of the game — to the Viking 32. The Blue and Gold finished it from there with six running plays. At the 3, Jettinghoff (25 rushes for 81 tough yards) took a toss around right end and would not be denied the end one with 56 ticks remaining. After taking their final timeout for the 2-point conversion, Jettinghoff took it the other way and made it 36-29.
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