It was a long way to go to play a football game, but the Pioneers of East Texas Baptist were up to the challenge. On Thursday, they played UW-Platteville before a packed house. It was Platteville’s first game in nearly two years, and they were ready.
A local newspaper, the Telegraph Herald wrote, “While there were certainly moments worth cheering, it was costly mistakes that handed Coach Mike Emendorfer and the Pioneers their first season-opening loss under his tenure in 23 years.”
Part of the Pioneers winning effort was an interception by former Bulldog Kenneth Bradley. The pass was intended for Plattsville’s Donald Alexander. It went a little off the mark into the outstretched arms of Bradley.
The Herald said, “A high snap on a UWP punt attempt in the fourth quarter went out the back of the end zone for a safety that gave East Texas Baptist the lead, and then the Tigers took the ensuing possession and drained nearly 5 minutes off the clock and capped it with a game-clinching touchdown with 4:23 remaining to stun the Pioneers, 37-31.”
The Journal thanks Sharon Bradley for the information. Photo credit: Telegraph Herald.
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