Football: Kelly's cool efficiency propelled team to perfect season
Life on the football field could not have been much worse for Nile C. Kinnick, especially their new quarterback, Patrick Kelly.
The junior was making his first varsity start on that sultry Sept. 8 afternoon, and faced a 33-6 deficit with 10 minutes, 52 seconds left. On the road. At Kadena, the Red Devils’ biggest rival, which beat Kinnick 10 months earlier for the Division I title.
“I did get a little worried because it was our first game,” Kelly said. “I didn’t know how it was going to affect us and there was this big deficit. But I thought we could do it.”
Treyvion Morton’s rushing touchdown with 7:34 left at least made it seem respectable. But the best was yet to come for Kelly and his heroes.
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