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November 17, 2013

Lange saves SHS in overtime thriller

Jumpers win at Middlesboro in Class 2A playoffs to reach regional title tilt at Prestonsburg


Middlesboro, Ky. —

 There were two extremely important times when these young men were called upon to play football.
On the clock, 3:20 remained in the fourth quarter. Middlesboro, leading by 3, had it on their own 39 with 4th and 1. The Yellowjackets wanted desperately to hold onto the ball. The clock could be their very best friend and Somerset’s very worst enemy. Somerset had tried, and failed to put the tying field goal on the scoreboard, and the Jackets were determined to keep the score where it was to take home the victory.
Middlesboro called a time out and set its play: they were going to go for it.
But first they were going to try the hard count and get the first down the easy way.
Somerset’s line didn’t flinch. They knew there wasn’t a chance that the ball would be snapped, but even so, the impulse to jump had to be nearly uncontrollable. Fortunately, a season of near misses left the Jumpers primed to do the things necessary to win the ball game, and if that meant they had to stand still, they showed the crowd they were willing to do so.
Middlesboro took another time out, and this time they put the ball in the hands their powerful back and charged the line.
The Interior 7 slammed the door shut.
Acting as one man, the Somerset defense stopped the run nearly the length of a football from its intended target.
And the next time Alex Franklin had the chance to score the field goal, he was ready, willing, and able.
The score tied, and the right to advance at stake, the Yellowjackets used their coin toss win to take the first shot at scoring in overtime. Middlesboro’s Barton, who had been running for yardage all night took it to the 8. Major Edwards tried the coup de grace, but Somerset’s Bailey McEnroe replied with a helmet to the ball, a fumble to the ground and a game ball fumble recovery gift to Devin Griffith.

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