by Matt Menard
As the sun sank below the horizon and the temperatures hovered around the triple digit mark, the “Chandler Bowl 2010” was about to begin at Austin Stadium on the campus of Chandler High School. The two schools were looking for bragging rights, and Chandler was looking for their first win ever against Hamilton. With ESPN2 covering the game nationally, there was a buzz around the city leading up to the game and the United States Air Force involvement with the students prior to the game only intensified that energy.
The first quarter got off to a slow start and saw the No. 2 Chandler Wolves score first on a touchdown pass from quarterback Brett Hundley Jr. to give the Wolves a 7-0 lead. The Huskies would march back down the field on their next possession and tie the score with a touchdown pass from Kyren Poe to Tanner Clay, making it 7-7 heading into the second quarter. The highlight of the drive was 43-yard reception by Tanner Clay which set up the ball inside the 10-yard line.
In the second quarter, Chandler struck first again with a touchdown run from quarterback Brett Hundley Jr. giving the Wolves a 14-7 lead. Again on their next possession, Hamilton drew blood with a field goal making the score 14-10. With a minute and fifty seconds remaining in the quarter, Hamilton got the ball back and began a scoring drive that would put them ahead for the duration. With thirty-five seconds left in the half, Hamilton quarterback Kyren Poe connected with Jacob Andrews to give Hamilton a 17-14 lead headed into half-time.
Hamilton got the ball to start the third quarter and went down the field to score on a 8-yard touchdown pass from Poe to Kendyl Taylor making it 24-14. After punting the ball back to Hamilton, the Wolves got burned on a trick play. The play was a double pass from quarterback Poe to backup quarterback, Blake Kemp. Kemp faked as if he were going to run the ball down field when he stopped and heaved a bomb to wide receiver, Tanner Clay. Clay, who was 10 yards behind the Chandler defensive back, caught the ball and scampered into the end zone. The 71-yard pass play gave the Huskies a 31-14 lead with just over a minute left to go in the quarter.
The fourth quarter hummed along with the Wolves trying to dent a 17-point Hamilton lead. The Huskies extended the lead with a Clayton Stanchik touchdown run pushing their lead to 38-14. Finally, on the last drive of the game for the Wolves, Chandler punched in a touchdown with another pass from quarterback Brett Hundley Jr. The Wolves tried for a two-point conversion but were unsuccessful, rounding out the scoring at 38-20.
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- Hamilton vs. Chandler – 2010