With 2:28 left and Faith Baptist leading, 30-26, Michael Cargill (FB) sacked quarterback Randy Johnson (RH) at the Rio Hondo 16 yard-line to stop Rio Hondo on third down. . . . Rich Leon ran the ensuing punt back to the Rio Hondo 35 and Leon then hit Todd Stadig with an 18-yard touchdown pass to give the Contenders their final margin of victory. . . . Leon earlier hit Randy Lutz with a 13-yard scoring pass to give Faith Baptist the lead for good with 5:37 left in the fourth quarter.
Rich Leon (FB) completed 12 of 20 passes for 236 yards and four touchdowns. Leon also gained 42 yards and scored a touchdown on eight carries. Randy Johnson (RHP) completed 15 of 30 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns. Randy Lutz (FB) gained 85 yards on 16 carries and caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Leon. Troy Prehmus rushed for 81 yards on 12 carries. Todd Stadig caught touchdown passes of nine and 18 yards. David Carson (RH) caught two touchdown passes.