[Matthew Apgar / Daily Chronicle]
From Maroa-Forsyth's side: Deondre Gregory had a 36-yard run in the third quarter to push the Trojans' lead to 26-15, the only time either team led by two scores.
The Falcons took a 32-30 lead with 6:26 left on a 52-yard run by Inda, but the Falcons embarked with what would prove to be the game winning drive.
"That's what a championship football game was supposed to be," M-F coach Josh Jostes said. "It came down to the last possession of the last game. That's what football is supposed to be."
Stats and more stats: Gregory had 128 rushing yards for M-F, while quarterback Ian Brenner was 17 for 27 with 166 yards, and two touchdowns. Garard only completed three passes in the game, two of them to Barnes. He had 73 passing yards, but McNutt (153) and Jared Trantina (137) broke the century mark for GCMS.
Kind of a big deal: M-F led 26-15 early in the third quarter when the Falcons got the ball. McNutt was hit late twice on the drive, sparking the Falcons into the end zone and cutting the lead to 26-23. In all he was hit four times late, including right before half.
"They're good because they gut us mad," McNutt said. "It doesn't hurt so it's good. We punched it in."