Bill Goodwin's last Victory as an AE coach
October 23, 1998
An OT Thriller AE 24 , Jefferson 17
Delphos Jefferson jumped out to an early 14-0 lead behind Eric
Norbeck's 89-yard opening kick-off return, but Allen East knotted
the score at 14 in the 3rd quarter. Both teams scored a field goal in
the fourth quarter before the Mustangs won it in overtime.
Bill Goodwin said the Mustangs never got down. "During a timeout
I said, The game's not over, and they said, 'heck it's just started".
Todd Roberson, the senior receiver took a counter 53 yards to paydirt
and in the second quarter and caught a Brian Spallinger 38-yard pass in the
third and caught the game winning pass, a 20-yard reception in overtime.
Behind the numerous Spallinger/Roberson connections, the Mustangs
(7-1 , 6-0) were within three, 17 - 14. It came down to a Brandt Miller 24-yard
field goal to send it to overtime.