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2024 Super Bowl LVIII

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The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers warm up in Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, February 11, 2024 as people begin to arrive for the LVII Super Bowl,

On Sunday, February 11, 2024 the fifty eighth annual Super Bowl took place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada where the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers faced off in an intense game.

Despite the LVIII Super Bowl being a relatively low scoring game with the first quarter’s final score of 0-0, the second quarter was slightly more action packed.

Beginning the second quarter, the 49ers kicker, Jake Moody, managed to score a 55 yard field goal. This lead projected onto the next play allowing the 49ers running back, Christian McCaffrey, to score the first touchdown of the game. Despite the initial lead, the Kansas City Chiefs kicker, Harrison Butker, scored a twenty eight yard field goal, but the 49ers proceeded into the second half of the game with a 10-3 lead.

After Usher’s halftime performance, the Chiefs scored a 57 yard field goal in just nine plays, bumping them up to six points. Later in the quarter, the Chiefs managed to score their first touchdown of the game with Patrick Mahomes looping a pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling with barely two minutes left in the quarter allowing the Chiefs to end the third quarter with a 13-10 lead.

With anxious energies mounting, the teams moved into the fourth and final quarter with close to tied scores. Starting off the quarter, Jauan Jennings, the 49ers wide receiver, managed a ten yard touchdown, but the Chiefs tied the game quickly afterwards with a 24 yard field goal leaving the game 16-16. With only two minutes left in the game, the 49ers successfully made a 53 yard field goal giving them a three point lead. Despite their lead, the Chiefs took a chance and scored a 29 yard field goal with only 40 seconds left in the game which sent the game into overtime for the second time in the history of the Super Bowl.

As tensions between fans and players alike reached an all time high, the 49ers began with possession of the ball and proceeded to score a 27 yard field goal opening a window for the Chiefs to take the game with a touchdown. Aware of the opportunity to score, the Chiefs took the risk and within two minutes Mahomes passed the ball allowing Hardman to score the game winning touchdown with a final score of 25-22.

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Gabriella Frey, Sports Co-Editor
Gabriella Frey is a sophomore at Sierra Vista High School. This is her second year of journalism and is currently the co-editor of the sports section in the Mountain Lion Messenger. Gabriella was born in Las Vegas and enjoys reading, writing, and playing volleyball.

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