FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – For whom the victory bell tolls. It’s Snider – again.
Despite trailing 21-0 in the first half against Bishop Dwenger, the Panthers come back to beat the Saints to clinch the SAC conference title on Friday night, 34-31. This is back-to-back conference championships and their third in four seasons.
Kicker Jack James made a kick with 7 seconds left to clinch the game.
Panthers quarterback Michael Haupert finished the night 5-of-8 for 85 yards and a touchdown. His biggest completion came on the final drive when he connected with Demari Meriwether for 40 yards to set up the game-winning field goal. Christian Covington carried the ball 20 times for 126 yards and a touchdown.
Sniders’ Dalston Duff recorded a interception that he returned for a touchdown. Ethan Hoover also had a punt the returns for a score.
Snider faces Bishop Luers to close out the regular season. They have a bye week before taking on Homestead to open the Class 6A sectionals.
Bishop Dwenger faces Northrop on Friday.