PYO Football: Cardinals swoop by Browns
The Cardinals got a lucky bounce late in the fourth quarter ontheir own kick off as they got by a stubborn Browns eleven, 19 to6.
The Cardinals nursed a 6 to 0 lead courtesy of a 16-yardtouchdown by John Antony Criscione late in the first half. TheBrowns’ Gianfranco Pappalardi gave the his team a one-point leadlate in the fourth quarter as he barged into pay dirt from theone-yard line and then duplicated the score with the extrapoint.
The 7-6 Brown lead lasted until there were three minutes left inthe game when Jason Perlstein fired a bullet to Joseph Pallone fora 10-yard TD; when Perlstein added the extra point, the Cards had anarrow 13 to 7 lead.
But disaster struck on the ensuing kick-off as there wasconfusion between the Browns’ deep receivers, and when neither manwent for the ball, Criscione raced in between the receivers andfell on the live ball for a back-breaking touchdown.