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VIDEO: Catholic Memorial's Eric Fridl drills 51-yard game-winner as time expires to claim playoff win

10/29/2016, 1:00am CDT
By Travis Wilson

Catholic Memorial saw it's undefeated season on the brink when Wisconsin Lutheran took a 27-13 lead with just over five minutes remaining in a Division 3, Level 2 contest Friday night. But the Crusaders showed championship mettle, as Ben Nimz twice found Max Cooper for long touchdown passes to pull even at 27 with 1:18 remaining.

That set the stage for big-time heroics, as Catholic Memorial lined up for a 51-yard field goal with just one second left on the clock. Eric Fridl nailed it dead center through the uprights with room to spare to send the Crusaders to a 30-27 victory.

Video below courtesy of J.R. Radcliffe, Andrew Danculovich, and Wisconsin Lutheran football via Twitter, as well as a high-definition version from B.J. Ligocki.

Eric Fridl 51-yard field goal

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