Just when Prospect appeared ready to blow the game open, St. Viator responded with a drive of their own to bring the game within a possession at 29-21. After Prospect's offense stalled on the subsequent drive, a Mekky punt pinned the Lions inside their own 10-yard line. On first down, a blizting Mekky forced an errant throw from Mahoney, which was picked off by Senior Gage Beyer and set Prospect up at the Lions 20-yard line. "Any time they got any momentum our defense came up big for us," Deboeuf said. Junior Luke Zardzin capped off the possession after the interception with a 1-yard touchdown rush to put the Knights up 36-21. Zardzin carried the ball 28 times for 166 yards.