Football: Green Mountain Wins Wild Overtime Affair With Dakota Ridge 37-34

Football: Green Mountain Wins Wild Overtime Affair With Dakota Ridge 37-34

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Football: Green Mountain Wins Wild Overtime Affair With Dakota Ridge 37-34

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Green Mountain (5-1, 1-0) controlled the first half.  The Rams picked off Dakota Ridge (4-2, 0-1) quarterback Zac Koch twice, the last interception leading to Chris Woodhouse’s six yard second quarter touchdown run.

Later in the period Jarret Smith blocked a Dakota Ridge punt and Sebastian Kramer-Marion recovered and returned it 40 yards for a score to make it 14-0.  The Rams added another touchdown just before half to make it 20-0.

Green Mountain made it 27-0 after a Derrick Hayward to Woodhouse touchdown pass on the Rams’ opening drive.  Dakota Ridge started to mount a rally, getting a touchdown run from Aaron Nelson and a 72-yard punt return touchdown by Dillon DeLauro to make it 27-14 at the end of the third.

Another Dakota Ridge special teams gaffe appeared to salt the game away in the fourth.  A punt caught a piece of an Eagle blocker, resulting in a turnover and Green Mountain touchdown that gave the Rams a 34-14 lead.

The Eagles came back with 20 unanswered points, tying the game with just over two minutes left on a 58-yard touchdown catch by DeLauro.

In overtime Nelson fumbled and Kramer-Marion recovered.  Green Mountain kicker Michael Gustavsson nailed the game-winning 21-yard field goal on the ensuing Ram possession to seal the win.

Green Mountain hosts Littleton Thursday at 6 PM. 

Dakota Ridge is home next Friday against Kennedy at 7:30 PM.

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