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Jersey Shore Wins Overtime Classic Over Montoursville @bradyjordan09

Written by: on Saturday, September 11th, 2021


Jersey Shore Bulldog defender Tate Sechrist chases down the quarterback in a 27-20 Overtime victory Friday night. Friday, September 10, 2021.

Friday night the Jersey Shore Bulldogs and Montoursville Warriors faced off in an undefeated matchup that was an instant classic. On fourth down in overtime to win the game Bulldogs needed a play and there to make it was Junior quarterback Brady Jordan. In the back of the endzone Warriors quarterback, Dalena Maddix heaved the ball and Jordan was there for the game-winning interception. Jordan threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns and added two interceptions in a 27-20 overtime win over the Warriors. 

To start the game the Bulldogs got on the scoreboard quickly as Jordan found Junior Connor Griffin for a huge 76-yard bomb on just the third play of the game. The extra point was made by Junior kicker Breck Miller giving the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. Later in the first quarter, the Warriors punted the ball away but was fumbled by the Bulldogs recovered at the five-yard line. The very next play Warriors Rocco Pulizzi rushed in for the touchdown. Senior Isaiah Fenner nailed the extra point tying the score at 7 with 15 seconds left in the first quarter. Pulizzi would finish the game with 148 yards rushing on 27 carries and two touchdowns. 

On Montoursville’s first possession of the second quarter, Bulldogs Cooper Peacock intercepted a pass at the 45-yard line. The Bulldogs would drive down the field and cap off the drive with a Miller 35 yard field goal. This gave the Bulldogs a 10-7 lead with 4:44 to go in the half. 

Montoursville running back Rocco Pulizzi rushes for a 79-yard touchdown in a 27-20 loss Friday night at Jersey Shore. Friday, September 10, 2021.

The Bulldogs and Warriors did have one thing in common Friday night and that was the ability to create turnovers and sacking the quarterback. For the Bulldogs, they had three sacks on the night, two from Tate Sechrist and one from Hayden Packer. For the Warriors, they were able to get two sacks, an interception, and a fumble recovery. The two sacks came from Kayden Frame and Brayden Brown. Bulldogs head coach Tom Gravish commented on the defense after Friday’s game saying, “When we play our best we play complementary football defense to offense and make plays on special teams.” 

Midway through the third quarter, the Warriors would find themselves in the lead for the first time of the night. On a fourth and long from the 22-yard line quarterback, Dalena Maddix hit Marco Pulizzi for a touchdown. Fenner would make the extra point giving the Warriors a 14-10 lead with 4:49 to go in the third. On the Bulldogs following possession Miller would nail another field goal this time from 25 yards out to cut the deficit to one. The score sat 14-13 Warriors with 35 seconds left in the third quarter. 

On the very first play of the fourth quarter, Jordan got his first interception of the game but the Bulldogs couldn’t capitalize. With a slight deficit, the Bulldogs were trying everything they could to get the ball back. On a third-down play with 4:26 to go in the game Warriors Pulizzi scampered 79 yards for a touchdown that silenced the crowd. However, the extra point was no good making the score 20-13.

The Bulldogs were still unable to score and had to give the ball back. With just 1:07 left to go in the game, the Bulldogs got the ball back and had to travel 85 yards to force overtime. A few plays into the drive Brady Jordan hit his younger brother Elijah Jordan for a 45 yard gain down to the two-yard line. The very next play Jordan rolled out and found Griffin in the corner of the endzone for a touchdown. Miller nailed the extra point making the score 20-20 with 25 seconds left in the game that eventually would turn into an overtime classic. 

To start the overtime period the Bulldogs got the ball first. On the second play, Jordan found Cayden Hess for a 13-yard touchdown. Miller nailed the extra point making the score 27-20 Bulldogs. On the Warrior’s possession on fourth down Jordan was able to intercept the ball and end the game. Jordan commented on the trust he has with Hess to give him the ball in an overtime situation saying “We’ve been working all summer long for this and I knew he would make that play and win us the game”. 

The Jersey Shore Bulldogs advance to 3-0 on the year and are set to face Lewisburg next Saturday at 7 p.m. For the Warriors, they become 2-1 on the year and will look to bounce back next Friday as they take on Mount Carmel at 7 p.m.

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