Drew Schaeffer
Photo: St. Edmond Athletic Boosters

Posted On: 10/17/20 9:28 PM

While Madrid celebrated its stunning victory Friday night in the opening round of the Class A playoffs, heartbreak was felt on the other sidelines.

St. Edmond entered as the favorite to advance, but the Gaels were unable to shake turnovers and special teams gaffes in this one, falling to the Tigers, 41-38.

Madrid's Matt Fuller returned not one, but two, kickoffs back for touchdowns in the first half and added a 27-yard scoring jaunt.

After falling behind by 10 entering the fourth, Tiger quarterback Brady Leonard took control, scoring twice including the game-winner on a slick 11-yard TD jaunt with just 38 seconds left.

St. Edmond quarterback Drew Schaeffer tried to rally the troops, but a last-ditch effort was denied.

Schaeffer finished his career as the school's single-season record holder for yards passing and touchdowns, and is second in yards passing and TDs for a career. He was 13-for-31 for 321 yards and three touchdowns on this night.

Parker Oswald, who eclipsed the single-season mark for yards receiving, finished with six receptions for 152 yards including TD catches of 31 and 52 yards. Anthony Lacina also hauled in a 73-yard TD pass with Kase Baker recording a rushing touchdown.

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