By Rockne Roll • Multimedia Journalist • 

George Fox football fights back, upsets Redlands

Rockne Roll/News-Register##George Fox safety Jesse Bresser (10) reacts following a quarterback sack in the Bruins  39-35 victory over Redlands Saturday afternoon at Stoffer Family Stadium.
Rockne Roll/News-Register##George Fox safety Jesse Bresser (10) reacts following a quarterback sack in the Bruins' 39-35 victory over Redlands Saturday afternoon at Stoffer Family Stadium.
Rockne Roll/News-Register##George Fox quarterback Grant Schroeder completed 31 of 50 passes for 425 yards and three touchdowns in the Bruins  39-35 victory over Redlands Saturday afternoon.
Rockne Roll/News-Register##George Fox quarterback Grant Schroeder completed 31 of 50 passes for 425 yards and three touchdowns in the Bruins' 39-35 victory over Redlands Saturday afternoon.

NEWBERG – One of the core values of Chris Casey’s football philosophy is “perseverance.” It's a property that his Bruins possessed in spades Saturday.

They persevered through being down two scores in the first quarter. They persevered through fumbling the ball on the one yard line late in the game. They persevered through near 100 degree heat. And because of that perseverance, they upset Redlands 39-35 at Stoffer Family Stadium in their home opener, their first win of the 2015 campaign.

After spotting the Bulldogs a pair of touchdowns, Fox stayed on their heels, overtaking their guests with a 36-yard touchdown catch by Tony Long in the fourth quarter before giving the lead right back with five minutes left. After a failed drive and a crucial defensive stop, GFU’s John Shaffer’ 24-yard reception from Grant Schroeder got them back in front of the goal line, where they did not disappoint again; Shaffer’s two-yard touchdown run got Fox the lead with seconds remaining and Jake Heverly’s interception with three seconds left sealed the deal.

Schroeder completed 31 of 50 pass attempts for 425 yards and three touchdowns, while Shaffer ran for 68 yards and two scores on 24 carries. Derek Richwine tallied 100 receiving yards, while Lance Hadley caught two touchdowns. The Bruins (1-1) are idle next week, with a visit to Arizona Christian scheduled for Sept. 26.

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