Tigers drop the ball in OT
Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta fought a tough defensive battle against New London-Spicer Friday night, but came up short with a 23-20 loss in overtime.
With New London-Spicer stalled in overtime at the Tigers' seven, Tanner Tobkin booted a 20-yard field goal for the win.
The Tigers got on the board in the first period after Mac Beyer intercepted a Wildcat pass and Jacob Torgerson hit Logan Manska for the touchdown.
The Wildcats took the lead with the extra-point after a touchdown later in the first period.
The Wildcats added another touchdown and extra point in the second period and the score remained 14-6 until late in the fourth.
The Tigers tied it up on a five-yard run by Tim Ostby and quarterback Torgerson ran for the two-point conversion.
Then the Wildcats scored with 2:01 left on the fourth-quarter clock on a pass to Mitch Ejnik for a 20-14 lead when the kick failed.
The Tigers beat the clock pushing 74 yards in nine plays to tie the game 20-20 on a Tim Ostby plunge. But the snap was mishandled on the extra-point kick and the game went overtime.
The Tigers had the ball first but the Wildcats' Adam Essler intercepted on fourth down and New London-Spicer got the ball, leading to the short field goal.
Torgerson threw for 193 yards for the Tigers. Ostby rushed for 64 yards and gained another 49 in the air. Tom Holland had four receptions for 57 yards.
New London-Spicer 23
NL-S 7 7 0 6 3 -- 23
Morris/CA 6 0 0 14 0 -- 20
NL-S - Mitch Ejnik 35 from Tanner Tobkin (Tobkin kick)
Mor - Logan Manska 31 from Jake Torgerson (kick failed)
NL-S - Tobkin 1 run (Tobkin kick)
Mor - Tim Ostby 5 run (Torgerson run)
NL-S - Ejnik 14 pass from Tobkin (kick failed)
Mor - Ostby 1 run
OT NL-S - Tobkin 20 field goal
First downs: 16; Rushing: 40-65; Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 13-29-193-1; Fumbles lost: 0; Penalties: 7-42
Rushing: Ostby 25-64, Torgerson 12-24, Mac Beyer 1-2, Tommy Holland 2-(-1); Passing: Torgerson 13-29-193-1; Receiving: Manska 3-49, Chandler Erickson 2-38, Ostby 4-49, Holland 4-57; Punting: Tanner Picht 5-161-32.0 avg; Interceptions: Beyer 1; Fumble recoveries: Beyer; Tackles (solo-assist): Holland 1-1, Manska 1-0, Erickson 0-3, Beyer 1-4, Picht 2-3, Ostby 1-1, Connor Metzger 3-4, Daniel Nelson 3-1, Austin Dierks 2-1, John Tiernan 1-1, Patrick Uphoff 1-0, Zach Gibson 1-2, Darion Helberg 0-1, Joel Harrison 0-2; QB sacks: Metzger 1
First downs: 13; Rushing: 38-140; Passing (com-att-yds-int.): 9-15-142-1; Fumbles lost: 1; Penalties: 5-54
Rushing: Ronnie Johnson 27-109, Tobkin 4- (-10), Dylan Hanson 5-25, Adam Essler 2-16; Passing: Tobkin 9-15-142-1; Receiving: Ejnik 6-83, Hanson 1-4, Austin Stone 2-55; Punting: Aron Ruter 4-145; Interceptions: Essler 1; Fumble recoveries: none; Tackles (solo-assist): not available; QB sacks: none