SALISBURY, Md - Bennett senior kicker Stephen Oscar set a new school record, nailing a 51-yard field goal in the waining seconds to help the Clippers topple city rival Parkside on Friday night.
The game was as back and forth as any this season. Parkside took a 22-0 lead with 10:43 to go in the second quarter, including two rushing touchdowns from senior RB Nayel Oge. Bennett began to come alive in the second quarter, getting a rushing and passing touchdown by QB Joey Blake, including a beautiful catch on a tipped pass by Braden Glushakow to bring the Clippers within 7 at the half, with Parkside up 22-15.
The third quarter began with more fireworks, as Oge (20 carries, 261 yards) burst through the line for a 91-yard touchdown, to give Parkside a two score lead once again. Bennett showed their calm on the next possession, and conducted their third straight scoring drive, this one via a Deandre Carter 25-yard score. The teams would trade scores once more before Bennett's Jahryn Long tied the game up at 36 with 1:22 with a touchdown run.
The final 1:20 of the game would feature 3 total scores, with Parkside's Tyler Poulson hauling in a 30-yard touchdown catch with 34 seconds remaining. Bennett would respond with Long returning the ensuing kick 60+ yards to the endzone, tying the game once again at 43 with less than 30 seconds remaining. With time running down, Oge would fumble, setting up Oscar for the game-winner, giving the Clippers a 46-43 win.
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