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September 20, 2013

Oak Hill outlasts Alex in OT

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. — On a rainy and cool Friday night, the Alexandria Tigers dropped a heartbreaking 14-7 overtime decision to the Oak Hill Golden Eagles.

It was homecoming for Alexandria, and the Tigers honored the class of 1963’s football squad (from the fall of 1962) prior to the game.

Coach Jim Wehsollek, who led the Tigers from 1958-65, and several players from the team were on the field prior to the game for the coin toss. The 1962 team went 9-1 and celebrated the school’s first Central Indiana Conference title.

Fast forward to 2013, and the Tigers found themselves in a position to challenge for a CIC title with the Golden Eagles standing in the way.

A week after an upset over Mississinewa, the Tigers entered the game with confidence. In part because of poor weather conditions, the game quickly turned into a good old-fashioned smashmouth battle of defense and field position.

The Golden Eagles took the opening kickoff and went on a grind-it-out drive, running 13 plays and taking the ball to the Tigers’ 26-yard line. But a fumbled snap on fourth-and-1 resulted in a 2-yard loss, and the ball went to Alexandria.

The Tigers moved into Oak Hill territory but could not score. On fourth down, quarterback Blaize Kelly stood in the shotgun formation but dropped back into punt formation before the snap. Kelly sailed a punt that rolled inside the 10 and was downed at the 3.

It was the first of two times that Kelly pinned the Golden Eagles back at their won 3.

“Blaize has grown into having a nice feel as a punter,” Alexandria coach Pete Gast said.

The flip in field position helped to slow the Golden Eagles, and they were forced to punt from the 20.

The teams stayed scoreless until 1:22 remained on the clock in the first half when Ethan Bowland mowed his way up the middle into the end zone for the first score. It was momentum for the Golden Eagles heading into halftime, but the Tigers nearly had an answer.

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