An interception ended a nice drive the Saints had going as the third quarter came to a close. The ball was returned to put the Warriors up 30-20. The Saints threw a total of five interceptions in the game.
As time ticked down in the fourth, Mitchell marched his team downfield. He capped the drive off with a 20-yard run to bring the Saints to within four. Following a failed two-point conversion, the score was 30-26.
Melcher-Dallas recovered its own onside kick and was able to start from its own 35, before the team was intercepted on the second play of the drive. A pick in the end zone ended another nice drive for the Saints on the next possession.
The Saints caught a break on the next Meskwaki drive as a fumble was returned by Brock Breese to give the Saints the lead, 34-30, following a two-point conversion by Mitchell.
The Warriors responded with their own long air strike, which capped off a drive that ended with another Meskwaki TD with 48 seconds left in the game. The Warriors were up 38-34 after a successful conversion.
The Saints were buried deep in their own territory as the ball was in the offense's hands one last time. The drive, the game and the Saints' season, ended with an interception.
Coach Mike Horstman told his team that he was proud of them. He said a 5-4 season is still one to be proud of. With much of his team returning next year, he believes there is a lot of potential for an even better 2014 campaign from the Saints.