Football: Eagles hopeful for rematch with Huskers
October 19, 2012Holden High School
By Dakota Morgan
It’s not very often that a high school football game goes into overtime. So, when it happens, it’s definitely a treat.
Higginsville came to town, with the number one ranking in the state, to take on Holden, the number four ranked team, recently. To say that the game was exciting would be an understatement.
The Eagles went out and grabbed the early lead, with a touchdown run from Max Mickey. Higginsville soon answered with a touchdown of their own.
This would be the theme of the night. Every time one team scored, the opposing team would tie it up on the ensuing drive. This prevented either team from building any sort of lead.
At the end of regulation, the score was all tied up, 21-21.
When overtime began, the Eagles got the ball but soon turned it over on downs to the Huskers. Though the Eagles defense held at first, penalties soon killed the Eagles momentum and Higginsville’s quarterback, Adam Reid, threw a pass to the end zone, where a pass interference penalty was called, giving the Huskers the ball on the one yard line. They ran it in on the next play, for the win.
The final score was 28-21, Higginsville.
Holden senior Dusty Chamberlain said that after the game, “it’s tough to take a loss like that, but in the end, I think it brings us closer, as a team. I think that if we can bounce back from this one, we can go a long way.”
If you weren’t there to see it for yourself, you might get another chance. Both teams should be favored to make it to the district championship game in week 12 on Nov. 5, for what we all hope will be another classic matchup.
“If we execute, like we know we can, we’ve got a good chance to beat anybody,” said senior QB, Jeff Miller, “I plan to do everything in my power to make sure we play them again.”