KT Prep Secures 4th Consecutive Best of the West Berth
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The last time a TMP franchise won a Passing Down regional in the Northern part of the Golden State was in 2015. Since KT Prep has taken reign as the region’s top 7-on-7 club in the circuit. KT has won a regional each of the last three years and added their fourth consecutive title on Sunday with a come from behind 28-26 win over TMP Legacy at City College of San Francisco…
KT Prep Money -- KT Prep’s top 7-on-7 club team -- ran through the 2019 Passing Down Bay Area Regional with an unblemished record earning the second overall seed Sunday in San Francisco.
After needing overtime to beat NOZON3 in the semifinals, it looked like KT Prep Money was gonna cruise to a championship win after jumping out to a 8-0 lead over TMP Legacy.
TMP responded to cut it to 8-6, and traded touchdowns thereafter. KT scored two 2-point conversions to TMP’s one to push their lead to 22-14. Legacy battled back scoring twice to take a 26-22 lead with just over three minutes to play. But extra-point issues plagued TMP once again as KT would only lead a touchdown to win.
And KT wasted no time on its next drive, scoring on a long pass play to take the lead. A penalty on TMP during the PAT ran the clock down to two minutes. Setting up TMP Legacy with a chance to take home the title in a classic two-minute drill.
In Passing Down Regional championship games, the final two minutes is played in real game time. The clock stops for incomplete passes, penalties, and players running out of bounds. On first downs it stops until the referee signals the ball is ready for play.
After two incomplete passes, TMP secured its first first down and eventually drove the ball inside the 10 with 46 seconds to play. But Legacy could not score on three tries from the six-yard line. KT Prep Money took possession on downs and ran out the clock to secure its fourth consecutive Bay Area/Northern California championship.
KT Prep Money and TMP Legacy both earn invites to Best of the West X on Sunday April 28 in Southern California.
TMP Legacy overcame a shaky start to advance to the championship game. A 20-0 loss to MLUYFI Platinum was the result of their first pool play game. Nonetheless, TMP Legacy gathered their composure and won three straight in the playoffs, including a 24-18 win over top overall seed Game-Fit Elite, to set a rematch with MLUYFI in the semifinals.
This time TMP Legacy was the better team posting a 26-0 win to advance to the championship game.