Easton ties it up in the finals seconds, shocks Cambridge in double OT
EASTON, Md.- After a Ryan O’Connor touchdown and a two point conversion pass to Shawn Warner forces overtime, a Brogan Stofa interception in double overtime sealed the Warriors 40-34 win to finish the regular season. With the win, the Warriors finish the season 6-3 and the loss drops the Vikings to 7-2.
The first quarter would end scoreless, Easton missing a field goal and Cambridge fumbling the ball and turning it over on their side of the fifty.
The offenses would come alive in the second quarter, the Warriors striking first. Ryan O’Connor found Jarin Winters for a five yard screen and he powered his way into the end zone, the extra point no good, Warriors take the 6-0 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, the Vikings would respond, Malik Ennals returned the kickoff to the house to tie it up, extra point good to give Cambridge the one point lead. With the time winding down under three minutes in the half, Easton would take the lead once again. O’Connor with the 29 yard dime to Shawn Warner to take the 12-7 lead with 35 seconds to play in the half. Next Cambridge drive, Vikings just trying to run down the clock. Handoff goes to Khalik Beasley and he takes it 51 yards up the gut for the score as CSD takes the 14-12 lead at the half.
Second half, Cambridge staying hot. Beasley in the end zone once again from one yard out to open the half, Vikings up 21-12. The Warriors would get the ball back a few possessions later as the third quarter came to an end. As the 4th quarter started the Warriors would cut in to that 9 point CSD lead. Handoff to Jarin Winters and he powered through into the end zone cutting it to two.
Next Cambridge drive, Vikings forced to punt but the Warriors muffed it handing it back to CSD and Beasley would go back to work. He took a stretch handoff off the left tackle and outran everyone to the end zone for six, extra point no good so its an eight point game.
Easton would get one last chance to tie it up with 1:53 to play, needing to take it 90 yards and get the two point conversion. Luckily for the Warriors, they had Ryan O’Connor. O’Connor doing damage with his legs and his arm, the Warriors would get it down inside the Viking five with under thirty seconds to play. On fourth down, O’Connor would take it himself for the touchdown with eighteen seconds to play. On the two point attempt, O’Connor found Warner in the end zone so we would go to overtime.
Both teams scored on their first OT so we needed a second overtime. The Warriors would get the first possession of double OT and took advantage. O’Connor powered through on the QB sneak to take the six point lead but Brogan Stofa missed the extra point. Cambridge needing just seven points to win it and on the second play of their possession, Cam Lake took the handoff and got in for the equalizer but a holding call and slew of penalties after the play backed them up to third and goal from the 31 yard line. On the next play, CSD QB John Henry’s pass would be picked off by none other than Brogan Stofa, getting his redemption from the missed extra point to seal the 40-34 win over Cambridge.