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Week 17 Scoreboard:

Team 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter Total
Bratwurst 7 10 7 12 36
Dogz 14 7 7 7 35
Passing Drew Brees - 12-21, 396 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing LaDanian Tomlinson - 29 rushes, 150 yards, 2 TD
Receiving David Boston 10 Receptions, 379 yards, 3 TD
Singapore - As has been the case in the previous few weeks, Berlin 
found themselves in a deep hole in the fourth quarter of a football game.  
Unlike the previous few weeks, Berlin found a way to dig out of that 
hole and win a football game.  The Bratwurst were able to outlast the 
Singapore Salty Dogz, 36-35 in an emotionally charged, exciting game.
"What can I say, we finally found a way to win a football game, against 
a really good team no less," said a relieved Grieb.  "We still made far 
too many mistakes, but I'm proud of the guys for sticking together and 
finding a way to win."
Berlin took the early kickoff, and drove down the field, thanks to some 
decent runs by Tomlinson and Hamilton, and a nice grab by David Boston.  
The drive stalled, deep in Salty Dogz territory, but a Steve Christie 
field goal miss, negated the good drive.  It didn't take the Salty Dogz 
long to capitalize, and a huge pass to Moss, helped the Dogz jump out 
to a 7-0 lead.  Berlin answered to make it 7-7, but an errant throw by 
Brees was picked up by the Dogz and returned for the go-ahead touchdown.  
"We've given up far too many of those plays," said Grieb.  "In the 
past, it has hurt us, but we found a way today."
Berlin got a field goal and made it 14-10, then later took their first 
lead of the game with a touchdown strike from Brees to Boston - one of 
three connections by those two on the day.  The lead was short-lived, 
as the Salty Dogz drove down the field quickly to make it 21-17 right 
before the half.  Then, on the ensuing kickoff, the Berlin fumbled, and 
the ball was recoverd by the Dogz.  Singapore was tasting blood, and had 
time to punch in a touchdown, but on second and goal at the 1, they 
were unable to punch the football in, and ran out of time, not being able 
to get another play off. 
In the third quarter, The Dogz struck again, making the score 28-17, 
but once again, Berlin countered quickly to make it 28-24.  Berlin 
stopped the Dogz on their next possession, and drove the field again.  But 
Christie's second miss of the game kept the score at 28-24.  "Christie 
had a tough day, but that is uncharacteristic of him," said Grieb.  
"He'll be fine next week."
The Dogz countered again and made the score 35-24 midway through the 
fourth quarter, and it looked as if Berlin would fade again.  But long 
passes to David Boston, and some timely running by Tomlinson brought the 
Brats to within 5 at 35-30 (a missed two-point conversion) with 
approximately 3 minutes to play.  
Singapore was hoping to get a few first downs to run out the clock but 
were unable to, and punted the ball back to Berlin.  The Brats, focused 
on running the ball, trying to run off some time.  Then, Brees 
connected with Boston for what seemed the ump-teenth time to bring Berlin to 
within striking distance.  Ladanian Tomlinson finished the drive off with 
a touchdown run, his second of the game, and Berlin found themselves 
up, 36-35, with just over 1 minute to play.
It seemed as if the Salty Dogz would do what the Mudfish did to the 
Brats last week, but Singapore could not get a drive started, and on 4th 
and 10, Culpepper threw his second pick of the day, sealing a 
hard-fought game for Berlin.

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