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Reinke shakes off injury, guides Thunderbirds to win over Spring Mountain

Indian Springs’ Adam Reinke overcame an injured back to score the winning touchdown with 1:27 to play, lifting the second-seeded Thunderbirds (7-2) to a 50-48 home victory over Spring Mountain (6-3) in a Class 1A state quarterfinal on Friday.

Reinke, who missed much of the third and fourth quarter with the injury, scored on an 11-yard run to put Indian Springs on top in a shootout. He finished with 29 carries for 312 yards and six touchdowns, also scoring on runs of 20, 30, 20, 80 and 6 yards.
Reinke also completed 7 of 16 passed for 113 yards, including a 40-yard scoring strike to Xavier Pena.

Spring Mountain led 48-36 in the third quarter before Reinke scored on a 6-yard run and completed a 2-point conversion pass to Pena.

After Reinke’s final touchdown, Spring Mountain drove to the Indian Springs 20 before taking a holding penalty and eventually throwing an interception.

Alistair Houpe scored on TD runs of 20, 40 and 45 yards for Spring Mountain. Malcom Brown rushed for one score and threw two TD passes for Spring Mountain.
 

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