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27.04.2008 Oslo Vikings

Coventry Jets hold off Oslo Vikings 21-13

In a back-and-forth game, the Oslo Vikings final comeback came up just 4 yards short. QB Howard Bouldin's errant pass fell to the ground on fourth down and the Coventry Jets ran out the clock to win the game.

The Vikings give a hard fight to the Jets.
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The Vikings give a hard fight to the Jets.
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With the victory the Coventry Jets won EFL European Football League / Eurobowl Division 3 and secured the final quarterfinal spot and will face the Swarco Raiders Tirol in Innsbruck, Austria on May 10. The Vikings will have to wait at least one more year in the club's attempt to advance out of EFL group for the first time in its history.

Coventry opened the scoring with a 10-yard pass from QB Dax Michelena to WR James Hossack. The PAT attempt was no good and the Jets led 6-0. Midway through the second quarter the Oslo Vikings answered with a bit of good luck. A pass thrown from Howard Bouldin was tipped by a Coventry defender and dropped into the hands of Vikings WR Deonte Morris who took it 28 yards for the score. The PAT kick from Siggen Tveiteras was good and Oslo led the game 7-6. The Jets answered just before halftime to retake the led 12-7 on an 11-yard pass from Dax Michelena to Jeremy Simms. The two-point conversion was intercepted by Deonte Morris.

In the third quarter the Oslo Vikings defense kept them in the game as a long drive from the Coventry Jets stalled and were forced to kick a 25-yard FG from Stephen Coles. The Vikings got back on the scoreboard and closed the game to two points on a 3-yard run from Howard Bouldin. The two-point conversion run attempt failed by WR Sidney Oliver. Coventry came right back with a long throw from Dax Michelena to WR Mark Cohen and Dax himself took it in from a yard out to make the score 21-13. The PAT from Stephen Coles was no good and Oslo still remained within a score and two-point conversion away from tying and sending into overtime. The Vikings held and forced a Jets punt and got the ball back with 5:23 left in the fourth quarter.

The final drive proved to be tense and thrilling. Howard Bouldin converted a 4th and five with under two minutes remaining on a pass to Deonte Morris to keep the drive alive. With under a minute left the Vikings drove the ball to the 4-yard line. On third down with no timeouts for the Vikings Howard Bouldin throws a pass into the endzone and into the hands of Deonte Morris, but he could not hold onto the ball and was ruled incomplete. This set up the fourth down play which also dropped to the ground and the Coventry Jets was able kneel the ball, running out the clock to win the game.

Box Score (Final) Cassidy Jets vs Oslo Vikings (Apr 26, 2008 at Oslo-Norway)
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score ----------------- -- -- -- -- ----- Cassidy Jets........ 6 6 3 6 - 21 Record: Oslo Vikings........ 0 7 0 6 - 13 Record:
Scoring Summary: 1st 12:00 JETS - J SIMMS 10 yd pass from D MICHELENA (S COLES kick failed), 6-62 0:00, JETS 6 - VIKINGS 0 2nd 12:00 VIKINGS - D. Morris 28 yd pass from H. Bouldin (S Tveiteras kick), 12-94 0:00, JETS 6 - VIKINGS 7 12:00 JETS - J SIMMS 11 yd pass from D MICHELENA (D MICHELENA pass intcpt), 4-52 0:00, JETS 12 - VIKINGS 7 3rd 12:00 JETS - S COLES 25 yd field goal, 5-35 0:00, JETS 15 - VIKINGS 7 4th 12:00 VIKINGS - H. Bouldin 3 yd run (S. Oliver rush failed), 7-38 0:00, JETS 15 - VIKINGS 13 12:00 JETS - D MICHELENA 1 yd run (S COLES kick failed), 4-52 0:00, JETS 21 - VIKINGS 13
JETS VIKINGS FIRST DOWNS................... 14 16 RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 27-179 34-125 PASSING YDS (NET)............. 101 115 Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 22-11-1 31-11-2 TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 49-280 65-240 Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 0-0 Punt Returns-Yards............ 1-3 0-0 Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 2-22 4-98 Interception Returns-Yards.... 2-37 1-0 Punts (Number-Avg)............ 6-24.2 4-40.0 Fumbles-Lost.................. 0-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards............... 8-90 11-80 Possession Time............... 36:00 12:00 Third-Down Conversions........ 2 of 10 4 of 13 Fourth-Down Conversions....... 0 of 1 1 of 3 Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 0-0 0-0 Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 0-0 0-0
RUSHING: Cassidy Jets-D MICHELENA 15-129; K CAMPBELL 7-31; S COLES 2-11; T PERKINS 2-8; P NEWEY 1-0. Oslo Vikings-N. Aslaksen 20-67; H. Bouldin 6-27; M. Oksman 4-24; S. Oliver 3-4;
PASSING: Cassidy Jets-D MICHELENA 11-22-1-101. Oslo Vikings-H. Bouldin11-30-2-115; D. RøDsand 0-1-0-0.
RECEIVING: Cassidy Jets-J SIMMS 7-52; M COHEN 1-34; K CAMPBELL 1-9; D OLNEY 1-5; J BLACK 1-1. Oslo Vikings-S. Oliver 6-51; D. Morris 3-59; T. Kivisaari 1-4; N. Aslaksen 1-1.
INTERCEPTIONS: Cassidy Jets-T SPAULL 1-19; P SIDHU 1-18. Oslo Vikings-D. Morris1-0.
FUMBLES: Cassidy Jets-None. Oslo Vikings-N. Aslaksen 1-0; S. Oliver 1-1.
Stadium: Jordal Attendance: 300 Kickoff time: 14:00 End of Game: 16:55 Total elapsed time: 02:55 Officials: Referee: Kalle Kiuima; Umpire: Terje Pedersen; Linesman: Perttu Hantala; Line judge: Einar Bolstad; Back judge: V. Lamminsalo; Field judge: Oyvind Loken; Side judge: T. Thordarson; Temperature: 15 Wind: Weather: Cloudy
Cassidy Jets vs Oslo Vikings (Apr 26, 2008 at Oslo-Norway)
SACKS (UA-A): Cassidy Jets-P FLOYD 2-0; M WILLIAMS 1-0. Oslo Vikings-K. Dasilva 1-0.
TACKLES (UA-A): Cassidy Jets-A BAILEY 8-1; P FLOYD 6-3; P NEWEY 2-5; D OLNEY 3-1; W WHITE 2-3; TEAM 3-0; A OYEMADE 1-2; P SIDHU 1-2; A BIGGS 1-1; M CONNOLLY 1-1; K CAMPBELL 1-0; D COWEN 1-0; J LUCE 1-0; A HASHIM 1-0; M MILLS 1-0; P RICKHUSS 1-0; C PENNINGTON 1-0; M WILLIAMS 1-0; A O'REILLY 0-1. Oslo Vikings-K.Dasilva 3-6; J. Morrison 4-0; C. Laupsa 2-4; K. Syvertsen 1-5; TM 3-0; D. Morris 2-2; A. SjöBlom 1-4; M. Ofogi 1-3; S. äYräVäInen 1-2; C. Nielsen 0-3; C. Poulsboe 0-3; A. Soot 1-0; A. Raaer 0-2; E Yilmaz 0-2; G. Engebretsen 0-2; M. Oksman 0-1; S Tveiteras 0-1; L. Abramishvili 0-1; E. Bourne 0-1.
Game Starters:
Cassidy Jets Oslo Vikings
POS ## OFFENSE POS ## OFFENSE QB 14 D MICHELENA WR 1 D. RøDsand RB 33 S COLES WR 81 S. Oliver WR 1 M COHEN WR 82 D. Morris WR 29 J BLACK QB 9 H. Bouldin WR 81 J HOSSACK FB 27 M. Oksman WR 7 J SIMMS RB 33 N. Aslaksen LT 67 P COWLER RT 73 O. Sprauten LG 52 P FLOYD RG 75 A. Martikka C 75 A SMITH c 77 A. Soot RG 63 P DOWNES LG 69 P. KäRn RT 58 G COLLINS LT 60 C. Osman
POS ## DEFENSE POS ## DEFENSE DE 52 P FLOYD DE 63 C. Poulsboe NT 99 P RICKHUSS NT 78 C. Nielsen DE 96 A O'REILLY DE 55 A. Raaer LB 12 W WHITE LB 20 K. Syvertsen LB 55 A BAILEY LB 4 K. Dasilva LB 49 P NEWEY LB 56 A. SjöBlom LB 54 C PENNINGTON LB 43 S. äYräVäInen LB 46 P SIDHU CB 3 L. Proctor CB 11 D OLNEY S 30 M. Ofogi CB 20 A BIGGS S 2 C. Laupsa FS 27 A HASHIM CB 80 E. Jerven


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