The third overtime game in a row was not the charm for the Grizzlies. Riverwatch wins in OT 35-34

For the third week in a row Piney Grove found themselves tied at the end of regulation, however the third time was not the charm.  The scoring started early with a 40-yard touchdown pass to Cam Bland, and Baker Kimbrel added the PAT to make it 7-0 Riverwatch. Piney answered back with a 34-yard touchdown pass from Cameron Kenney to Londyn Lomax. Graham McKee add the extra point to make it 7-7.  On the ensuing Kickoff, the Panthers Tahai Morgan took the kickoff 75 yards “to the house” for a touchdown. Kimbrel added the extra point to make it 14-7 Panthers. Piney would keep pace on a 53-yard pass from Kenney to Connor Kelly, but a missed extra point gave Riverwatch a 14-13 lead at half. After halftime, Riverwatch would push their lead to 21-13 on a 75-yard touchdown pass from Terry to Caleb Lee.  The Grizzlies would tie it up on a 1-yard touchdown run by Kenney, and a 2pt conversion by Luke Nelson. To make the score 21-21. Piney would then take the lead for the first time with an 8-yard run by Nelson and McKee PAT to make the score 28-21 Grizzlies. Riverwatch would tie it up on a 5-yard reception by Lee from James Thorson, replacing the injured Terry.  With the game tied at 28-28 Piney Grove drove down the field and tried a shot at the end zone, but that was intercepted by the Panthers Lee. In Overtime the Panthers scored on a 15-yard pass from Terry to Nathan Downey, and Kimbrel, who was 5/5 on the night, added the final point to give Riverwatch the 35-28 edge. The Grizzlies would not go away however scoring on a 14-yard run by Nelson to make the score 35-34.  Piney’s Coach Buzeta going for the win decided to go for the two-point conversion, however unlike two weeks earlier against Liberty, the Grizzlies came up two feet short giving Riverwatch the 35-34 victory.  This game was a back a forth match till the last play. Both schools and fans should be very proud of the effort of their teams. Hats off to the Grizzlies and Panthers for a game well played, and great sportsmanship.