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home : sports & recreation : sports & recreation September 23, 2017

9/12/2017 11:46:00 AM
Outlaws fall in overtime heartbreaker
Ethan Morgan breaks through for a touchdown against Cascade. photo by Jerry Baldock
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Ethan Morgan breaks through for a touchdown against Cascade. photo by Jerry Baldock

By Rongi Yost

The Outlaws battled hard in a rough, physical game on the road against Cascade on Friday, September 8, and suffered a heartbreaking 17-14 loss in overtime.

Both teams exhibited exceptional defense the first two quarters of the contest, and at the half there was no score.

In the third, Cascade scored on a one-yard run, the extra point was good and the Cougars went up 7-0. Sisters tied it up at the end of the quarter when Jake Stevens streaked up the middle and ran 61 yards for the touchdown. Austin Morss' kick for the extra point was good, and at the half the score was tied up 7-7.

Ethan Morgan scored early in the fourth on a one-yard run, Morss kicked the PAT, and the Outlaws took the lead 14-7. With two minutes left in the final quarter, Cascade completed a two-minute drive. The Cougars scored on a 15-yard pass with 25 seconds left on the clock, got the extra point, and sent the game into overtime.

In overtime, Cascade made a good drive all the way down to the nine-yard line. Sisters held them to a field goal, but the Cougars took the lead with a 17-14 advantage. Sisters wasn't in sync on their drive, couldn't get a score, and suffered the loss.

Sisters had lots of solid runs in the second half. The offensive line did a good job, which allowed the running backs to get some good yardage.

Morss had a great kicking game and was two-for-two on his PATs. Stutzman Turner recorded one interception.

Quarterback Zack Morgan suffered a shoulder injury, and once again Christopher "Pherry" Luz stepped in for the Outlaws and did a great job.

Coach Neil Fendall said, "The players and coaches would like to be further along in our execution than we are, but we're very pleased with how they competed, that's for sure."

The Outlaws will play at home against Crook County in a non-league contest on Friday, September 15. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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