Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wellsville Middle School Opens With Tie

The Daw Middle School Football team opened their 2012 season last Thursday.  They battled the East Palestine Middle School Bulldogs to a 26-26 tie.  It was an exciting finish, playing two or three overtime periods trying to determine a winner.

With less than a minute left in regulation play the Bulldogs were leading 20-14.  It looked like it was all over except for 11 football players wearing the Orange & Black.  With the final ticks off the game clock the score was 20-20. 

After a mid-field huddle with the officials both teams agreed to play a rare overtime.  It’s automatic for high school teams but not so for junior high teams according to one off-duty referee watching the game.

Playing from the 20 yard line the Middle School Tigers scored in the first overtime period making the score 26-20.  East Palestine came right back and tied the score once again at 26 all.  Each team played another series of downs from the 20 with darkness coming on.  Finally after an injury time-out the officials called the game. 

Wellsville returns to action this afternoon when they host the Leetonia Bears at Nicholson Stadium.  Game time is 5 PM.

Good Luck Tigers…

ole nib

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