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September 20, 2013

Oak Hill outlasts Alex in OT



Anthony Thomas scooped up the kickoff at the 5 and ran it all the way to the Oak Hill 36, but the Tigers could not score and went to halftime down 7-0.

After punting on their first possession of the second half, the Tigers forced the first turnover of the game as a fumble by Oak Hill gave Alex the ball at the Eagles’ 42. Kelly hit Drew Johnson twice for 34 yards on the drive, and Evan Hodges took it in from 12 yards out with 7:19 left in the third quarter.

Bryan Carter’s extra point tied the game at 7-7, giving Alexandria new life.

The teams remained tied until Alexandria caught a break. Kelly’s punt, a penalty and good defense put the Golden Eagles’ backs to the wall as they ran a third-and-12 from inside the 1.

After a 4-yard gain, the Golden Eagles punted to the Tigers, and Alex took over at the Oak Hill 36.

A roughing the passer call against Oak Hill moved Alex 15 yards closer on a play that Oak Hill’s Zach Daniels dropped a sure interception. The Tigers moved to the 5-yard line but could get no closer. Carter’s 26-yard field goal attempt was wide right, leaving the score tied.

The Golden Eagles could not move the ball on the next possession and lined up to punt. The punt went off of the back of the up man for Oak Hill and gave Alexandria great field position.

But the defense for Oak Hill rose to the occasion again and forced a Tiger punt.

Oak Hill drove into Tiger territory before Kelly picked off a Derrick Randall pass at the 25 to end the threat and regulation play.

Alexandria won the toss for overtime and chose defense first.

Oak Hill’s first play was a Randall keeper to the outside, resulting in a 1-yard loss. On the second play, the Golden Eagles called Bowland’s number again and it resulted in an 11-yard run up the middle for a 14-7 edge.

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