ACGC tips BOLD in 2 OTs, 12-6
OLIVIA -- Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City missed two extra-point attempts after regulation, but it didn't matter as the Falcons didn't allow BOLD to score in the second overtime session and posted a 12-6 win Friday in the West Central South Conference to remain unbeaten.
Neither team, which were both ranked in the AP Class AA poll, reached the red zone in a scoreless regulation and combined to boot 16 punts.
No. 4 ACGC (3-0, 5-0) got as far as the BOLD 27 midway through the third quarter, but turned the ball over on downs. Late in the second quarter No. 7 BOLD (3-1, 3-2) marched down to the ACGC 21, but a pass attempt on fourth-and-one fell incomplete.
The Warriors got on the scoreboard first when senior quarterback Seth Wagner reached the right corner of the end zone from five yards out on a naked bootleg. The extra-point attempt, however, was blocked by ACGC senior Jared Peterson.
The Falcons answered nearly right away as their second play in overtime went for a touchdown. Junior quarterback Justin Schroeder spun out of a tackle in the backfield and fired a 10-yard scoring strike to senior running back Pat Miller. But the extra-point attempt sailed to the right, forcing a second overtime.
ACGC had the ball first and on fourth-and-goal from the one, senior running back Cullen Fischer pushed his way into the end zone. But once again, the extra-point attempt sailed to the right.
BOLD didn't gain a yard in its attempt to pull even or hand ACGC its first loss. After a run that picked up nothing, the Falcons got BOLD to throw two straight incomplete passes before they picked off Wagner to seal the win.
ACGC 12, BOLD 6
ACGC (3-0, 5-0) 0 0 0 0 6 6 -- 12
BOLD (3-1, 3-2) 0 0 0 0 6 0 -- 6
BOLD - Seth Wagner 5 run (kick blocked)
ACGC - Pat Miller 10 pass from Justin Schroeder (kick failed)
ACGC - Cullen Fischer 1 run (kick failed)
First downs: 9 ... Rushing: 31-69 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 6-18-36-1 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 3-20
Rushing: Micah Nordin 10-21, Pat Miller 5-23, Justin Schroeder 4-8 .... Passing: Dominic Hopp 4-13-22-1, Schroeder 2-5-14-0 .... Receiving: Nordin 3-16, Hopp 1-7 .... Punting: Eric Peterson 8-35.0 .... Interceptions: not available ... QB sacks: not available
First downs: 12 ... Rushing: 43-109 ... Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 7-18-43-1 ... Fumbles lost: 0 ... Penalties: 1-5
Rushing: Trent Squibb 22-57, Craig Kohout 16-36, Seth Wagner 4-13, Bret Neubauer 1-3 .... Passing: Wagner 7-18-43-1 .... Receiving: Jon Lankenau 4-29, Nauebauer 1-2, Squibb 2-9 .... Punting: Neubauer 8-43.0 .... Interceptions: Neubauer 1 .... Fumble recoveries: none .... Tackles (solo-assist): not available ... QB sacks: Tom Elfering 1, Brian Pietig 1
NEXT -- ACGC: Friday at Benson ... BOLD: Friday at Morris