Calvary senior Logan Bonnette made his last play at Jerry Barker Stadium his most memorable when he sacked Clinton quarterback Joshua Robinson with 40 seconds to go in the game to preserve the Cavaliers' 24-21 lead helping Calvary to advance to the state semifinals next Friday at St. James.
Robinson had his team poised to take the lead with time running out, but on a fourth-and goal from the Cavalier 9-yard line, Bonnette broke through to throw the Eagle signal caller for a huge loss.
Calvary's Jake Booty took two snaps and hit his knee both times to run out the clock for the Cavaliers' twelfth consecutive win of the season.
The Cavaliers jumped out to a 10-0 first-quarter lead on a 29-yard field goal by Luke Nicholls and a 1-yard plunge by Kendrick Wilson, but Clinton countered with 14 second-quarter points to take the lead at intermission.
Calvary missed a golden opportunity to put more points on the board on its first possession with a first-and-goal from inside the 1-yard line, but was denied any points when the Eagle defense put up a wall the Cavaliers could not break through in five opportunities.
Robinson put on a scrambling clinic throughout the night, the likes of which have not been seen since the days of Fran Tarkenton.
The elusive Clinton quarterback was flushed from the pocket all night by Bonnette, Dylan Grant, Demario Robinson, Peyton Massey and Grayson Pylant, but still managed to dance around long enough for a receiver to get open on several plays to keep the Eagles in the game.
James Michael Miller got the Cavaliers back in front with 7:45 to go in the third period on a 6-yard run up the middle for a touchdown. However, Byron Williams scored his second of three touchdowns to give the Eagles a 21-17 lead.
Booty found Sam Walker from the 3-yard line with 4:45 to go in the game for the only score in the final period of play. Walker's touchdown capped a 51-yard Cavalier drive.
Again this week, Nicholls was good on all his point-after-touchdown kicks.
Booty, playing for the first time ever in front of his older brother John David, quarterback for the University of Southern California Trojans, completed 22-of-35 passes for 235 yards without an interception.
Walker was Booty's favorite receiver with seven snags for 98 yards. Tyler Lalena brought in four receptions for 59 yards and Colton Derrick was good for four catches and 42 yards.
Wilson led the Cavaliers with 74 yards on the ground with Miller finishing the night with 32 yards on seven touches.
Clinton's Robinson completed 9-of-23 attempts for 126 yards and rushed 13 times for 57 yards.
The game saw 17 penalty infractions called. The Eagles were flagged 11 times for 68 yards, while Calvary was guilty of six penalties for 48 yards.
Clinton ends the season at 11-2.
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