WICHITA, Kansas – Stepping in for his injured teammate, backup quarterback Joe Kassanavoid fired off a game-winning touchdown pass to Rashad Daniels with 1:06 remaining as the Wichita Wild won their second straight CPIFL championship 46-41 over Sioux City on Saturday.
Prior to getting hurt, Wichita’s starting QB Rocky Hinds threw for two touchdowns and ran for one more to give his team a 21-0 first quarter lead.
The Wild surged in front 30-7, before the Bandits reeled off 31 straight points to pull ahead by eight in the second half.
Trailing 41-40 and Hinds out with an injury, Kassanvoid and Daniels of Wichita teamed up for the winning TD with under a minute and a half remaining.
In the final 21 seconds, the Wild defense made a huge stop on 4th down and took over at the 25 yard line to seal their Champions Bowl II victory.