2001: '99 v Mixed
The 2001 classic featured two strong defenses in an evenly fought contest. Both teams scored on their first drives, as the class of 99’ took the opening kickoff and marched down the field on a long, clock consuming drive. Noah Zimmerman faked the handoff right, rolled left, and found Dan Fulop for a diving 8 yard touchdown pass. The Mixed team answered quickly as Mark Krakauer hit Elliot Totah, who beat the safety on a post route, for a 45 yard touchdown. After the teams traded punts and turnover on downs, Krakauer drove his team to the goal-line. From the 1 yard line, Krakauer faked a handoff to the running back up the middle and bootlegged left untouched into the endzone. With time running out in the half, Zimmerman went to his two minute offense, hitting Fulop twice over the middle for first downs. Fulop was able to get out of bounds stopping the clock. The class of 99’ faked a field goal, but Zimmerman’s pass fell short of Fulop’s out stretched arms in the end zone.
The second half saw both teams offenses struggle. Neither team was able to move the ball, and successive drives ended in interceptions. Ariel Oxman intercepted Krakauer, but on 99’s following play, Krakuer returned the favor picking off Zimmerna’s pass. Late in the game, Zimmerman rolled out and heaved a desperation pass towards the left corner of the end zone. Mike Reiter came down with the ball for a 35 yard touchdown, but the extra point was missed, leaving the score tied at 12. On the next drive Krakuer was intercepted by Mike Reiter who returned the ball to the 15 yard line. The class of 99’ scored quickly as Zimmerman ran around left end for a 5 yard touchdown. Ariel Oxman’s extra point gave 99’ an 8 point lead with less then one minute left in the game. Needing to score and kick the extra point to tie the game, Krakuer drove his team to the twenty yard line, mixing passing and running, several times evading sacks. With seconds left, Krakuer under heavy pressure, passed but was intercepted by Ariel Oxman who downed the ball, ending the game in a 20-12 come from behind victory for the Class of 99’.
Class of 99’
-Mike Reiter (1 int, 1 td catch)
-Ariel Oxman (3int, kicks crucial extra point)
-Dan Fulop (1td catch, 1 sack, 4 catches 40 yds)
-N. Zimmerman (1td run, 2 td passes, 75 yards rushing)
-Mark Krakuer (1 td on a run, 1td pass, 1 interception on defense)
-Dubi and Paul Blank combine for -1 yard rushing
99: N. Zimmerman 8yd td pass to D. Fulop (kick no good) 6 0
M: Krakauer 45yd td pass to Elliot (kick no good) 6 6
M: Krakauer 1yd td run (kick no good) 6 12
99: N. Zimmerman 35yd td pass to M. Reiter (kick no good) 12 12
99: N. Zimmerman 5yd td run (A. Oxman kick) 20 12
MVP: Mike Reiter (1 int, 1 td catch)