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Nick Meyer's third rushing touchdown of the football game with 2:05 to go proved to be the winning score as Etna rallied for a 25-20 nonleague win over St. Mary's in the season finale Saturday at Spiegelberg Stadium.
Glenn Alvarez opened the scoring for the Crusaders (7-2) with a 35-yard touchdown run but Etna responded with 19 straight points.
St. Mary's responded with a 10-yard TD run by Anthony Bonsi in the third quarter and a 39-yard run to the end zone by Calvin Roberts in the fourth to take a 20-19 lead. After Etna answered, the Crusaders advanced the ball to the Etna 40 before turning the ball over on downs with a pair of incomplete passes.
Roberts paced a ground game that amassed 198 yards with seven carries for 79 yards, while Bonsi added 67 yards on 10 carries.
Etna, Calif. 7 12 0 6 — 25
St. Mary's 7 0 7 6 — 20
SM — Alvarez 35 run (VanValkenberg kick)
- — Meyer 14 run (Finley kick)
- — Meyer 2 run (kick blocked)
- — Sutter 3 run (pass failed)
SM — Bonsi 10 run (VanValkenberg kick)
SM — Roberts 39 run (run failed)
— Meyer 4 run (pass failed)