It wasn't Steve Young to Jerry Rice, but by looking at the numbers it very well could have been.
Fremont quarterback Olin Hannum went 22-for-42 for 388 yards and three touchdowns, and receiver Jake Brian hauled in 15 catches for 227 yards and two touchdowns as the Fremont Silver Wolves came from behind to beat Skyline 25-21 Thursday in what some would call a mild upset.Fremont, which finished 5-5 in its inaugural season in 1994, couldn't have found a better way to kick the sophomore slump as it wiped out a 21-7 first-half Skyline lead en route to the victory.
"It was a big win," Fremont coach Blaine Monkres said. "We kind of snuck on them a little. I don't think they expected us to give them a game."
Hannum got the season going in right direction as he hooked up with Curt Flinders on the first play of the game for a 78-yard touchdown, and Rodney Frojker nailed the point after and it was 7-0 Fremont 40 seconds into the game.
Skyline got a 3-yard touchdown run by Nick Hansen, a 26-yard run by quarterback Gus Papanikolas, and a 46-yard interception return by Lance Sorenson to take a comfortable 21-7 lead at the half.
Papanikolas, who has to fill the big shoes left by three-year starter Brandon Doman, and the rest of the Skyline offense were virtually nonexistent in the second half, which allowed for the Fremont comeback.
Just before the end of the third quarter, Hannum hooked up with Brian from 2 yards out to trim the lead to 21-13. A 24-yard run by Jason Jordan moments later put the Silver Wolves within striking distance at 21-19.
Brian kept the Wolves' final drive alive as he stole the ball from the Skyline defender on what appeared to be an interception, but it turned out to be a Fremont first down on the Skyline 2-yard line.
Following a penalty, the tandem of Hannum to Brian struck again, this time from 11 yards out, to seal the victory with just over a minute left in the game.