Welcome to the second half here in Kansas City, MO where #3 Central Missouri is leading the #2 Kansas City Chiefs. The winner of this game will advance to Hammer Bowl XIII at the Rose Bowl and play the winner of the #1 Oklahoma Vs #4 Southwestern Oklahoma State game. It has been an unbelievable game thus far. We watched UCM score 16 unanswered points. UCM’s defense let up a bit in the second quarter and allowed Kansas City to catch up a little by scoring a TD and a Field Goal. The score now stands at:
KC 10, UCM 16
The second half is a defensive slugfest as each team tries for the end zone but fails on multiple attempts. Multiple field goals are missed and 1 is even returned by the Chiefs only to fumble it back to the Mules near the 50 yard line. With less than 2 minutes left Kansas City gets a shot at the end zone.
Play 1, 1st and 10 from the UCM 30, 1:54 remaining: A sweep to the right for 15 yards.
Play 2, 1st and 10 from the UCM 15, 1:22 remaining: A pass to the left for 5 yards.
Play 3, 2nd and 5 from the UCM 10, 0:58 remaining: A run up the middle for 4 yards.
Play 4, 3rd and 1 from the UCM 6, 0:48 remaining: Another run up the middle and the Kansas City running back fumbles the ball on the 1 yard line. The whistle is blown and the clock is now showing 0:20 remaining in the 4th. The referees are all on the filed pulling players off a massive pile. It will be 4th down if Kansas City recovers, it will be the game if Central Missouri recovers. One of the referees just threw his flag for unsportsman like conduct against Kansas City. And there is another flag most likely against Central Missouri for the same penalty. The referee is signaling 1st down UCM at the ½ yard line. UCM just defeated the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead. For the 3rd time in 4 seasons UCM will be playing for the Hammer Tournament Championship. UCM Wins. UCM Wins. UCM Wins. The UCM quarterback kneels on the ball as the clock expires. This game will go down in history as one of the most thrilling games in Hammer Tournament history. Stay tuned tomorrow for the start of the second semifinal game between #1 Oklahoma and #4 Southwestern Oklahoma State.