An 85-yard kick return touchdown from Colby Walden with a little over a minute to play was the difference maker in the Jacksonville Dolphins' 21-17 road victory over the Dayton Flyers.
It looked like the Flyers (1-3) were going to hang on to win this one when QB Will Bardo found freshman WR Ross Smith for the 5-yard touchdown pass with a 1:39 left to play. Those dreams were dashed just 16 seconds later with one clutch kick return.
The Dolphins (3-1) cut into an early 10-0 deficit in the second quarter when Andre Addison brought an interception back 43 yards for a touchdown. QB Kade Bell helped Jacksonville take their first lead of the game after he hit tight end Andrew Robustelli for a 22-yard score on his only catch of the day.
That 4-point advantage would hold until late in the fourth when the aforementioned fireworks happened. The kick return allowed Jacksonville to be victorious despite being out-gained in the total yardage department 388 to 252.
Box Score Hero: No one had any particularly flashy stats but Flyers senior RB Robert Washington did average 15 yards per carry on just five totes.
Rankings Ramifications: These teams aren't anywhere close to being on the national radar but Jacksonville is officially 1-0 in Pioneer league play with the win.
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Next Week's Schedule: The Dolphins will take on Marist at home next Saturday as they try to continue their undefeated streak in Pioneer play while Dayton heads to Butler.