G.P. Rushes for 313 Yard; Posts O.T. Win Over Panthers
Four Grants Pass backs combined for 313 rushing yards Friday night at Mel Ingram Field paced by Ben Dean with 102 yards to post an overtime victory over the South Medford Panthers 32 to 31.
The Cavemen never trailed in regulation, scoring first and leading at half 10 to 7, the Cavemen pushed their lead to 24 to 14 with a minute and 48 seconds left in the contest when the Panthers began a drive that ended with a touchdown with the clock showing 36 seconds left.
The Panthers executed a perfect on side kick and with two seconds left Riley Williams tied the score with a 45 yard field goal.
The Cavemen won the O.T. coin flip and chose defense. The Panthers scored and converted the extra point. The Cavemen then gave the ball to Ben Dean, the line opened some holes and in two plays the Cavemen had a touchdown and trailed 31 to 30. They called time out.
Coming out of the time out the Cavemen again gave the ball to Dean who followed his linemen into the end zone for the two point conversion and the win.
The Cavemen are now 4 and 1 in conference and tied with Sheldon for second place. Sheldon defeated Roseburg Friday 21 to 14. Grants Pass next plays Roseburg at Roseburg.
North Medford remained undefeated outscoring South Eugene 34 to 7. Crater picked up their first win of the season outscoring Thurston 63 to 34.
In the Skyline it was Henley over North Valley 14 to 0, Mazama defeated Hidden Valley 70 to 20.
In the Southern Cascade league the IV Cougars defeated St. Mary’s 38 to 7. Bonanza outscored Rogue River 41 to 40.