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MHC FOOTBALL - Gophers put up 22 points in third quarter to beat Reynolds 63-40
by: Jim Clark Gresham running back Devauntae Hoffman turns upfield during the Gophers' 63-40 win over Reynolds to kick off the Mount Hood Conference schedule Friday.

The biggest play of the night almost didn't happen.

It was the opening drive of the second half, and Reynolds found itself facing 4th-and-1 near midfield. The Raiders kept their offense on the field, and Gresham responded by crowding its side of the line with a crowd of blue jerseys.

A penalty flag killed the play before it could even get started, marching the Raiders back five yards. Now 4th-and-6, Reynolds came out in a punting formation. Gresham wasn't buying it. They kept all 11 defenders in tight to guard against an expected fake.

Another penalty made it 4th-and-11, and Gresham coach Todd Nagel relented in the obvious kicking situation.

Enter Devauntae Hoffman...

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