North Harrison pushes past Silver Creek in OT

North Harrison pushes past Silver Creek in OT

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North Harrison pushes past Silver Creek in OT

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North Harrison's Skyler Wetzel (17) is chased by Silver Creek defenders during the first half of their game, Friday, Sep. 30, 2016 in Sellersburg In. Wetzel scored a touchdown on the play. (Timothy D. Easley/Special to the C-J)

North Harrison’s Skyler Wetzel (17) is chased by Silver Creek defenders during the first half of their game, Friday, Sep. 30, 2016 in Sellersburg In. Wetzel scored a touchdown on the play. (Timothy D. Easley/Special to the C-J)

Skyler Wetzel, playing in a varsity football game for the first time, ran in a touchdown and threw one in overtime as North Harrison beat host Silver Creek 14-13 Friday night in overtime.

In overtime, Silver Creek got the ball first and needed four plays to punch it in as Brannon Russell went in from the 1. The Dragons (4-3, 2-3 Mid-Southern) missed the extra point kick attempt.

GALLERY: North Harrison beats Silver Creek in OT

On their first try in overtime, North Harrison (5-2, 3-2) went to the air as Wetzel found Jake Troxell in the right corner of the end zone. Ben Waynescott added the extra point as the Cougars surprised Silver Creek. After shaking hands, the Cougars sprinted to their team bus and prepared for the drive to Ramsey.

In a defensive first, half, he only score of the first half came on a 13-yard keeper by Wetzel, as he took the snap and darted to the right side of the field.

Wetzel found clear sailing on that right side and went untouched into the end zone with 8:07 left in the second quarter.

The North Harrison touchdown was set up by a 43-yard run by Josh Kemp, who rambled to the Silver Creek 29.

Even in the face of two lost fumbles by North Harrison’s Wetzel in the first half, the Dragons couldn’t get much going on offense and couldn’t take advantage of those miscues by the Cougars.

“I was really nervous early in the game,” said Wetzel, who also plays basketball and baseball for North Harrison.

In the third quarter, the Dragons came out firing and needed 1:27 to score as Jake Reas scored on a 13-yard run.

North Harrison 0 7 0 0 7 14
Silver Creek 0 0 7 0 6 13

Second Quarter

NH- Skyler Wetzel 13 run (Ben Waynescott kick), 8:07;

Third Quarter

SC- Jake Reas 13 run (Daniel Barrett kick), 10:33;

Overtime

SC- Brannon Russell 1 run (kick failed);

NH- Jake Troxell 10 pass from Wetzel (Waynescott kick)

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