Wall defensive stand leads to win over Griffins

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    Wall defeated Donovan Catholic 18-15 on Friday to claim the title as the best team in the Shore Conference. [DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS]

    WALL – In a game that more than lived up to its billing the Wall football team used a last-minute defensive stand to defeat Donovan Catholic 18-15 in the unofficial Shore Conference championship game on Friday night in Wall.

    The Crimson Knights stopped the Griffins on a 4th-and-goal play from the 2-yard line with a minute left in the fourth quarter.

    The game featured the top two ranked teams in the Shore Conference in Wall and Donovan Catholic.

    The Griffins had taken a 15-12 lead in the fourth quarter before the Crimson Knights drove down the field and scored on a Logan Peters run with just over five minutes left in the fourth quarter.

    Donovan Catholic moved the ball down the field in the final minutes, only to be stopped a yard short of the goal-line on the Griffins final offensive play.

    Wall finished the season with a perfect record of 7-0, with wins over fourth ranked Mater Dei and second ranked Donovan Catholic in its final two games.

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