Mead’s prolific running back, Davian Barlow, is grounded by swarming Gonzaga Prep defenders in the first half, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Joe Albi Stadium. Barlow later left the game with an ankle injury. At right is Gprep’s Alex Barry (37).
Gonzaga Prep’s Chris Szambelan (36), in white, brinks down Mead’s speedy running back Austin Stone, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Joe Albi Stadium. After Davian Barlow left with an ankle injury, Stone became the go-to ballcarrier.
Gonzaga Prep’s quarterback Zach Bonneau, center, hands off to Griffin Hare, left, as he watches Mead’s giant lineman Langston Ward (44) coming through the line, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Joe Albi Stadium. Bonneau was knocked hard and left the game early.
Mead’s Luke Hilmes (31) celebrates a short pass to him in the endzone resulting in a two point conversion that put Mead up for the first time late in the game, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Joe Albi Stadium.
With just seconds left in the game, Gonzaga Prep’s Trevor Cote (30) intercepts a Hail Mary pass that Mead’s Danny Mattingly (4) and Austin Stone (3), right, hoped to catch, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at Joe Albi Stadium. Cote is just above teammate Joe Lenoue (16). That ended Mead’s chances of coming back with just three seconds left.