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Juniata remains undefeated in nail biting Super Bowl over a spirited Bulldog team

The two powerhouses of the Central Keystone Football and Cheer League clashed Sunday night in the Midget Super Bowl.

For the third time this season, the Juniata Indians went up against the  Burnham with a winner-take-all contest.

The Indians came into the game with a perfect record while Burnham came in with just two losses. Both of which came at the hands of the Indians.

While Juniata was looking to make the sweep, Burnham was hoping the third time would be a charm.

The game lived up to the hype as it wouldn’t be decided until the final play of the game.

In the end, Juniata comes back from 6-0 to win a nail biting 18-12 over the ever battling Bulldogs.

Both running backs for the Indians Daylyn Kennedy and Jasper Shepps came up with big plays to help their teams the victory.

Despite taking the loss, the Bulldogs got strong effort by Reese Christine and Avery Aurand kept their team within striking distance throughout.

In the second half, Juniata defense was able to kill a long 9-play drive that had Burnham sitting on the four.

With that defensive stand  sparked the offense.

Kennedy led the drive as he broke around the end for a 20-yard run from the 11.

Shepps with runs to put his team at the Bulldogs’ 36.

With one swift glade of his feet Kennedy broke the line and blazed his way in for the touchdown at 7:32, tying the game.

After holding the Bulldogs tough in the following possession, the Indians went right back to work.

Two plays later Shepps called his own number and put his team up 12-6.

Burnham stopped the PATs on all the touchdowns in the contest.

Playing with no fear, the Bulldogs bit back on its next touch of the ball.

Christine finished off a long time consuming 8-play drive to knot the game at 12.

It looked as if the Bulldogs were going to get the extra point but a holding call on the PAT, keeping the game tied at 12.

With 34 seconds left, Juniata went to air and found Kennedy in stride as he blazed his way to a touchdown after the catch.

Burnham rallies back in the final few seconds, getting it to the Indians’ 36 before running out of time.

Defensively,both teams took control of the first half.

Burnham had its defense with their backs to the shadows of the goal line but still was able to keep the Indians off the scoreboard.

After forcing Juniata to punt in its first possession, the Bulldogs got on the scoreboard early when Aurand muscled his way through the interior lineman on a 4-yard run , capping off a 7-play drive.

Both teams walked off the field winners with their effort. It was evident that both left everything they had on the field. The Indians remained perfect on the season with the hard fought victory Sunday.

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