Quarterback Kyle Boehm engineered an 81-yard drive in the final 1:13, running for 57 of them and capping the drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge as time expired as Archbishop Mitty beat visiting Bellarmine 30-27 Friday night.
Boehm, who started the second half with minus-17 rushing yards after being sacked four times in the first half, more than made up the ground when it counted most.
With Mitty (5-3-1, 4-1-1 West Catholic Athletic League) at its 38 with 28 seconds remaining, Boehm took off on a 28-yard run when he found no receiver open.
Finding himself in the same situation on the Monarchs' next play after his team was assessed a 5-yard penalty, Boehm dashed 23 yards to the Bellarmine 6-yard line, setting up a dramatic 10 seconds.
"I was back in the shotgun, and I saw my receivers, and there weren't any to throw to," the senior said. "I just took advantage of what was there and ran, and things worked out in my favor."
Boehm ran 5 yards on the next play and appeared to have scored the winning touchdown when he knocked the orange pylon over when diving. However, it wasn't until the following play that Boehm finally made it across the goal line.
"Their QB made some outstanding plays, a lot of great individual plays," Bellarmine coach Mike Janda said. "In a game like that, you have to tip your hat to him. When the game was on the line, he made some tremendous plays."
Boehm finished with 92 yards rushing and two TDs on 17 carries. He also completed 9 of 17 passes for 140 yards.
"Kyle did a tremendous job," Haniger said. "He really showed what type of leader he is by making big-time plays down the stretch."
Senior running back Joe DeCecco led Mitty with 109 yards on eight carries. Senior running back Kristoffer Olugbode had a game-high 114 yards on 25 carries for Bellarmine (7-2, 4-2 WCAL).
ARCHBISHOP MITTY 30, BELLARMINE COLLEGE PREP 27
Bellarmine 7 "10 "3 " 7--27
Archbishop Mitty 7 "10 "7 " 6--30
AM -- DeCecco 80 run (Vaca kick)
BCP -- Manigo 51 pass from McHugh (Dazzi kick)
AM -- Mezaros 3 run (Vaca kick)
BCP -- McHugh 21 run (Dazzi kick)
BCP -- Dazzi 23 FG
AM -- Vaca 38 FG
BCP -- Dazzi 42 FG
AM -- Boehm 1 run (Vaca kick)
BCP -- Crawley 8 run (Dazzi kick)
AM -- Boehm 1 run (no kick)
Records -- Bellarmine College Prep 7-2, 4-2; Archbishop Mitty 5-3-1, 4-1-1.