Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vienna 30, Hamilton County 28 (2OT)

by Williamson Coun... on August 29, 2009 - 7:09pm

VIENNA -- In his 40th year of coaching football, hall-of-famer Mike Rude has just about done and seen everything. But the most rewarding accomplishment of his career, he said, came Saturday afternoon when his new Vienna-Goreville Eagles won their first-ever varsity game on their new field, 30-28 in double overtime, over the Hamilton County Foxes in a Black Diamond Conference matchup.

It took two overtimes after Hamilton County scored a 36-yard touchdown on a deep pass as time expired in regulation -- the Eagles, playing their first varsity game in 78 years, batted down a pass on the previous play and seemed to have won the game but the clock was stopped at 0.9 seconds, giving the Foxes one more play -- and converted a two-point conversion to tie the game and allow extra football on a muggy Saturday.

But after both teams' defenses made stops in the first round of overtime -- when both teams are given four plays starting at the 10-yard line -- both offenses converted in the second overtime period and a two-point conversion run by Vienna's Colten Krelo, after Reedus Maynor ran in a 6-yard touchdown, provided the points needed for a sweet opening victory.

Maynor also scored Vienna's first touchdown in the opening quarter. Dylan Kramp and Krelo also scored for the Eagles, who led 22-14 with 43.5 seconds left in regulation after Krelo's 3-yard run, only to see the Foxes score on a pass from Adam Irvin to Justin Webb as time expired. Jesse Navarez caught the game-tying conversion pass from Irvin.
Williamson County Game Night

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