Harris Perfect in His Role But Super Bowl Victory Eludes Cincinnati


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February 16, 2022
By David Biggy

Display TIME: Stafford Township indigenous and Cincinnati extensive snapper Clark Harris walks onto the field for the start of Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13. (Courtesy of the Cincinnati Bengals)
All his snaps were on concentrate on, but Clark Harris did not conclusion up a Tremendous Bowl winner on Feb. 13.
After rookie kicker Evan McPherson booted a 38-lawn subject target, assisted by the extensive snapper from Stafford Township and holder Kevin Huber, to make it a 20-13 sport with 10:19 remaining in the third quarter, the Los Angeles Rams came from driving and scored 10 unanswered factors to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, in Tremendous Bowl LVI.
The previous Southern Regional standout fired the snap for the Bengals’ 1st factors of the activity, which happened on a 29-garden subject target with 31 seconds remaining in the initially quarter to slice into the Rams’ preliminary 7- guide. Following L.A. scored a further landing but unsuccessful on the added-level endeavor early in the second quarter, Cincy minimize the deficit to a few factors when Tee Higgins caught a 6-property pass from operating back again Joe Mixon with 5:52 remaining in the first 50 %. Harris efficiently snapped the ball on McPherson’s PAT.
Following Higgins scored on a 75-garden TD pass from quarterback Joe Burrow to start off the 2nd 50 %, McPherson kicked his second PAT of the contest, thanks in section to yet another great snap from Harris and keep from Huber. Having said that, amplified force from the Rams defensive line disrupted the Bengals’ offense subsequent McPherson’s next field purpose, which tied previous New England kicker Adam Vinatieri’s postseason file of 14, and Cincinnati didn’t get into the Purple Zone the relaxation of the video game.
Even now, with just about a moment to go, all the Bengals had to do was get into area-objective vary and give McPherson a likelihood. On fourth-and-1 in close proximity to midfield with 39 seconds left, Los Angeles’ Aaron Donald virtually sacked Burrow and forced an incomplete go to end any additional scoring threat from the Bengals.
“I’m honored to be up there with Adam and everything that he has attained, and you know all his documents are type of what I’m striving for in my vocation,” McPherson said following the activity. “It’s a awesome second for me, but it sucks we did not gain. I assume we could have taken a shot from, I really do not know, probably 65 or so. We just did not get into array. We may possibly have been a few yards away.”
Harris also completed 6 profitable snaps on Huber punts.  —D.B.

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