Rummel escapes Riverside with win on Vanderbrook’s 45-yard field goal

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Rummel kicker Patrick Vanderbrook
Archbishop Rummel kicker Patrick Vanderbrook boots a 45-yard field goal in the final seconds at Riverside Academy (Photo: Bill Arthurs).

Rummel place-kicker Patrick Vanderbrook was not perfect Friday night, but he sure was when it counted.

With nine seconds remaining in Friday night’s nondistrict game against Riverside Academy and the score tied at 34, Vanderbrook kicked a 45-yard field goal to give Rummel a 37-34 victory in a game that looked to be on its way to a rout but turned into a nail-biter.


Rummel finished with 487 yards and 29 first downs led by Jaelen Sturgis, who totaled 219 rushing yards and three touchdowns. The Rebels battled back to tie the game with a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns, setting up the Raiders’ game-winning drive and kick.

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