Pats rally to win in Double OT

Jacob Schmidt

From Herald Staff Reports

Here's a roundup of the other games featuring local teams on Friday.

Heritage Hills 35, North Posey 34, 2OT

The Patriots (2-3) found themselves trailing, 14-0, at one point in the second quarter, only for a rally to ensue. The Pats grabbed their first lead in the third quarter, but the Vikings tied it before the fourth began. Neither team could score in the fourth quarter, and overtime it was after Pats junior kicker Ethan Hill missed what would've been the game-winning field goal. Both teams scored in the first overtime, then senior quarterback Jacob Schmidt found sophomore Skyler Staples for a score in the first OT, then for a score in the second. North Posey tried to win the game by going for two after it also scored, but Heritage Hills stood tall, stopping a run, and hanging on to complete the comeback.

Jasper 28, Evansville Mater Dei 14

Lance Dawkins was back on Friday, and looked just like his usual self.

The senior back for Jasper (5-0) helped his team win the All-Wildcats matchup on Friday against Evansville Mater Dei. Dawkins rushed for 114 yards on 24 carries and to scores. Senior quarterback Blake Mann joined him in rushing for 133 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown. Mann added another through the air to fellow senior Caleb Burger. Jasper got out to a 14-0 lead, and never looked back.

Mount Vernon 29, Forest Park 20

The Rangers (3-2) were the only local team not to come up with a win on Friday. They, too, tried to foster a comeback, but it proved insufficient in spite of scoring all 20 of their points in the second half and shutting out the Wildcats in the fourth quarter. Mount Vernon led, 29-0, before Forest Park began to show life, as senior Jake Begle got the Rangers on the board with a three-yard rushing touchdown. Junior Cooper Uebelhor found seniors Daniel Eckert and Trey Toby for passing scores. However, the Rangers only converted once on three two-point conversion attempts. Forest Park had more yards, was penalized less and had a greater time of possession, but still could not complete the comeback.

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