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Dundee wins by three

CLYDE–The Dundee varsity football team improved to 3-2 on the season with a 15-12 win over Clyde-Savannah, Friday, Oct. 4. The score was tied at 12-12 in the fourth quarter until Justin Brace hit a 30 yard field goal with 1:30 left in the game for the Scotsmen. The score at halftime was 12-6 with Dundee trailing.


"It was a great win," Head Coach Sheldon Gibson said. "We were able to come back from a deficit. Justin Brace did great defensively [...] and also kicked the game winning field goal. It was a high intensity game."
Defensively, Brace and Paul Pollack led the team with four tackles each. Dakota Hanes and Lance Irwin each added three, while Colin Prior and Rory Long added two. Brace also had three sacks to his name, while Irwin had one.
"In the second half we shut Clyde-Savannah out, but they never gave up," Gibson said. "They took us right down to the last few seconds."
Offensively, the Scots ran 60 offensive plays for 240 yards. Prior led the rushing attack with 100 yards on 19 carries, followed by Pollack with 67 yards on 15 rushes and Jeffrey Wood with 31 yards on three rushes. Quarterback Jon Huber completed three of five passing attempts for 20 yards. Brace also completed a passing attempt for 17 yards. Brace also kicked the game-winning 30 yard field goal in the fourth quarter, which Gibson said had "almost 20 yards to spare."
"Justin works on kicking almost every day," Gibson said. "In a lot of situations he stays after practice just to kick field goals. It really wasn't that hard of a decision."
Dundee's record is now 3-2, breaking a two-game slump after opening the season with two decisive wins.
"We had a stretch of three games in a row where we faced teams who were top 20 in the state," Gibson said. "It was a great team win with a lot of emotion. It was nice to pull it out against a team that was undefeated, and at their homecoming." Gibson said the win was a good way to lead into Dundee's homecoming game next week against Mynderse Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m.