Garden Spot snatches win from Pioneers in final 42 seconds of game

It was a must win game against a struggling Garden Spot who has not had a victory over the Pioneers since 2008. With a win Lampeter-Strasburg would be in a great position in the Lancaster-Lebanon League as the season's end approaches.

But alas it was not to be as a Garden Spot touchdown with 42 seconds left in the game gave the Spartans an upset win, 42-36.
Image courtesy of the Lampeter-Strasburg Football Program
After exchanging punts to begin the game, the Pioneers struck first with a five yard touchdown pass from Todd Shelley to Chad Gaudino with 3:43 left in the first quarter. 

But Garden Spot drove down the field and tied it at seven with 39 seconds left in the first quarter. 

The second quarter was not the same story. Garden Spot put up 22 points in the second quarter, with L-S only adding 7. At halftime, the Spartans lead 29-14.

After the half, Todd Shelley and the Pioneer offense tried to put together another late game comeback for which they are now famous for scoring 15 points in the third and another seven in the fourth.
Image by Maya Pieters
Unfortunately, Garden Spot’s offense continued to overpower L-S’s defense putting a stop to a late comeback scoring 13 in the fourth quarter including a touchdown to take the lead late in the fourth quarter.

Todd Shelley ended the game with four touchdown passes, all to Chad Gaudino, and Shane Lawler had a touchdown run.

--Mark Reed, LS News Sports Reporter
Edited: AZ

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