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Overtime District Win Goes to O'Hara 27-21
By Brother Richard
On October 31, the Archbishop O'Hara High School football team won their first game in District play 27-21 in overtime with the Pembroke Hill Raiders.
After building up a 21 point lead from three first half touchdowns, the Raiders were kept scoreless the rest of the game.
An interception by Billy Humphrey set up the Raiders' first scoring, a 10 yard run by Charlie Mueller. Following an O'Hara punt, the Raiders scored again on Sean Reardon's 5 yard run and the Raider team led 14-0 going into the second quarter. The games went to 21-0 following a Celtic fumble leading up to a 9 yard TD by Charlie Mueller.
With less than two minutes left in the second quarter, Micheal Briggs connected with Zach Drake for a 39 yard touchdown The halftime score was 14-7.
The Raiders drove down to the Celtics' 20 yard line when Gerard Harker intercepted a pass and returned the ball 56 yards to set up O'Hara's second touchdown, a one yard plunge by Michael Briggs.
The Celtics continue in their Class 3 District 7 competition In the fourth quarter, O'Hara effectively moved the ball with both running plays and passing. A 18 yard run by Gerard Harker tied the game at 21-21.
With six seconds left in regulation time, Zach Drake lined up for a very long field goal attempt but it was not successful.
The Raiders had first possession in the overtime period but failed to make much yardage on three running plays and one incomplete pass play.
The Celtics made two first downs along with a 2 yard keeper by quarterback Michael Briggs for the margin of victory. Until he scored, O'Hara hadn't led during any time in the game.