Three long pass plays for touchdowns lifted the Spectrum Sting to their first football victory, 20-14 over West Lutheran,in their homecoming game Friday.
Quarterback Tristan Rosby hit Andy Fellner deep on the sidelines for a 54-yard score in the first period, and nailed Jordy Ildvad over the middle on a third-and-long play for a 60-yard score in the third period.
Rosby and Ildvad connected again for a 31-yard TD in the fourth quarter, with Ildvad coming out of the backfield this time for a screen pass.
The Sting led 20-8 before giving up touchdown with 55 seconds left, then ran out the clock.
Stefan Mayer and Fillipp Caminati led the Sting defensive effort while Nash Gleason made a pivotal play as well, sacking the quarterback and causing a fumble that Caminiti recovered.
Each team lost three fumbles in the first half.
A crowd of about 250 attended the game at Youth Athletic Complex, enjoying the action on the berm along the sidelines.
The Sting, in their first season as a solo team (they had a paired team in 2009 that played mostly JV opponents), are 1-2 for the season. West Lutheran, of Plymouth, is 0-2.
Next for Spectrum is a game at Minneapolis North on Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon
Spectrum 20, West Lutheran 14
West Lutheran ……. 0 0 0 14 — 14
Spectrum …….……. 6 0 8 6 — 20
Spec—Andy Fellner 54 pass from Tristan Rosby (run failed)
Spec—Jordy Ildvad 60 pass from Rosby (Shane Herrlin pass from Rosby)
WL—Victor Dickson 2 run (Dickson run)
Spec—Ildvad 31 pass from Rosby (run failed)
WL—Nate Kieffer 3 run (run failed)