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October 13, 2012

Ken East upset bid denied by late Ken West charge

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Tonawanda News — The Blue Devils only attempted six passes in the game. Price scored twice in the second half, once from two yards out late in the third quarter and then from 20 yards out with 7:04 remaining in the fourth to give his team its only lead of the game.

East fumbled on its own 5-yard line to set up Price's two-yard score. The Bulldogs were leading 10-0.

"You fumble on the 5-yard line, that's the game," said East head coach Matt Chimera.

Bulldogs running back Preston Smith, who coughed up the fumble on a shaky pitch exchange with junior quarterback Connor McMahon, had a solid game otherwise, running for 102 yards on 12 carries.

Harris said this win was important for his team for two reasons: First, it is a healing win for a team that fell short of its goal of making the playoffs this year. And second, it is a win the athletes — as they turn into the former players donning jerseys and varsity jackets — will talk about for the rest of their lives.

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