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SPARTANS STUNNED , WYDRA WINS IT FOR DALLAS 28-27 IN OVERTIME

Written by: on Saturday, September 4th, 2021

 

Friday night in Kingston was a game to remember, the Mountaineers stunned the Spartans at Spartans Stadium to move to 1-1 on the season, it was one of those classic physical, hard-fought game. The bread and butter of Dallas’s head coach Rich Mannello.

Dallas took the opening kickoff on their 29 and marched all the way downfield to the Valley West 20, before the Spartans defense came alive and stopped them on fourth down.Valley West took that momentum from its fourth-down stop and translated it over to the offense Sophomore Running back Isaiah Cobb led the Spartans all the way downfield into the Mountaineers red zone before the workhorse himself Cobb. Then finished what he had started, by ending the drive with a 2-yard touchdown run the extra point was good and with 57 seconds on the clock, the Spartans led 7-0

   As the quarter was coming to an end the duo of Jackson Wydra and Rocco Ormando, which proved to be a problem all night for the Spartans,connected on a pass that Ormando ran down to Valley West 18, The driver stalled and the quarter ended with Valley West up 7-0.

The second quarter started with a bang .Just 4 plays later Wydra found Ormando in the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown. The extra point was good and with 11.57 left on the clock,

the game was tied at 7. The Spartans went straight back to smash-mouth football, a long grueling 5-minute drive proved to be too much for the Dallas defense as Cobb broke a 65-yard run for the touchdown. The extra point was good, and with 7.13 remaining in the second quarter Valley West once again led 14-7

  Both teams exchanged some punts before Dallas took advantage of blocked punt giving them good field position. With 4 minutes left in the half, Wydra led a 50-yard drive in about 2 minutes that was capped off when Wydra ran 8 yards for the Dallas score, the extra point was and with 2.13 left in the half we were tied at 14

  Valley West threaten the score on the final play of the half.They got the ball down to the Mountaineer 30, but the Spartan’s pass was picked off by Zach Paczewski and that ended the first half with the game tied at 14.

Optimisim filled the Spartans on the opening kickoff of the second half,Connor Olisewski ran it for 71 yards setting up the workhorse Isaiah Cobb for the 15-yard touchdown the extra point was no good and the Spartans regained the lead 20-14.

The Spartans threatened to score again in the quarter, but the Dallas defense stopped the Spartans on the 1-yard line. The quarter ended with the Spartans up 20-14. The Mountaineers would put together a 99-yard drive that was capped off when Wydra found Joe Peters for a 21-yard touchdown, but Valley West’s Connor Olisewski made one of the biggest plays all night by blocking the extra point, keeping this game tied at 20 with 7.16 left in the fourth

Valley West had great clock management and with 2 seconds left in the game attempted the 24-yard game-winning field goal, but it was wide, and the fourth quarter came to a close tied,at 20.

Overtime started with Dallas winning the toss, and electing to defer with the college overtime rules, the ball starts at the 20 and 3 plays later Cobb found the end zone again the extra point was good making it 27-20 Valley West.

The first play after the Valley West score, Wydra ran it 19 yards for the score making it 27-26 Dallas

A false start penalty on the extra point moved the ball 5 yards ups and that was 5 yards, was all Coach Mannello needed to go for the win. Wydra ran a QB sneak in for the 2 point conversion ,Anticipation filled Spartan’s stadium fans waited about 3 minutes for the call, the officials put up their hands to signal the conversion was good, and the game was over Dallas stormed the field in euphoria the Valley West coaches immediately stormed the field in protest by that was all she wrote the Mountaineers won 28-27.

Listen to what Dallas Quarterback Jackson Wydra had to say about the win.

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