KARNS CITY, Pa. – Christian Coudriet’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Carter Chadsey with 40 seconds to play lifted St. Marys to a 35-28 win at Karns City.
The game-winner was Coudriet’s fifth TD pass of the night as the Dutch handed the Gremlins their first loss of the season.
Coudriet hit Logan Mosier for four yards in the first quarter and threw a 29-yard strike to Collin Reitz in the second to give St. Marys a 14-0 lead.
Eric Booher ran it in from eight yards out with 22 seconds left in the half to cut the lead to 14-7 at halftime.
Luke Garing’s 2-yard run early in the third quarter made it 14-13.
Coudriet went back to work and hit Chadsey for nine yards and their first touchdown connection to extend the Dutch lead to 21-13.
Booher found Micah Rupp for a 19-yard scoring play, and Garing’s conversion run tied it at 21-21.
St. Marys opened the fourth quarter scoring as Coudriet hit Mosier for a 70-yard bomb and a 27-21 advantage.
Garing’s second rushing TD of the game with 3:52 to play gave Karns City a 28-27 lead and set the stage for the Coudriet to Chadsey game-winner.
Coudriet finished 25-38 for 401 yards and five touchdowns passing, plus a 2-point conversion run and three PATs.
Mosier (5-107-2) and Chadsey (9-109-2) both had over 100 receiving yards, as did Charlie Coudriet (7-113).
Booher was 9-18 passing for 139 yards a touchdown and two interceptions. He also had 41 yards and a score rushing.
Garing finished with 68 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, while Jayce Anderson had 12 carries for 81 yards. Rupp had five receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown.