The Perfect Game

Zachary Crall in a home bowling tournament earlier in the season.

Brandon Crall in a home bowling tournament earlier in the season.

Oskaloosa, Iowa – How do you know you have had that perfect game? In many sports it’s subjective, but in the sport of bowling, 300 is that mark of perfection.

Oskaloosa High School Varsity Bowler, Sophomore Brandon Crall, made school history in competition against Pella Christian on Saturday, by becoming the first Oskaloosa bowler to achieve a perfect game.

As his game progressed, Crall tried to keep his mind focused and off the fact he could be looking at bowling his first perfect game. He tried to “stay calm and go bowl.”

In bowling, a perfect game happens when you bowl a strike in every frame of the game. The 10th frame requires that you bowl 3 strikes, for a total of 12.

Crall said that in that 10th frame, he did become nervous after he got his first strike in that frame. He nailed the second strike in that frame, “and I became pretty confident I could do it.”

Once that game was over, Crall was, of course, excited at his accomplishment. His previous best had been a 257.

Crall is hitting his stride at the right time, as the team prepares for the Regional Tournament on February 18 in Pella.



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