Saints Defeat Bruins in Overtime Nail Biter

Zach Piatt

Sports Editor

The Bishop Dwenger Saints hosted the Northrop Bruins last night and came away with a 31-28 overtime win in what turned out to be an unexpectedly close game.

The first quarter was all Dwenger. The Saints scored on their first drive with a touchdown pass from Eddie Morris to Amaun Clark. Northrop’s first offensive play resulted in a fumble recovered by the Saints. The next play, Morris hit Clark again for another touchdown strike. The Bruins’ next drive ended in an interception, but nothing would come of it. Northrop did find the end zone late in the quarter with a touchdown pass from Garrett Schoenle to Davieun Berry.

Dwenger opened up the second quarter with a scoring run from Mitch Effinger. Northrop answered a few possessions later with a goal line touchdown from Antwone Washington. The Saints would score once more before the half and go into the locker room with the momentum up 28-14.

The Bruins worked out their kinks in the second half, holding Dwenger scoreless and scoring two more touchdowns to tie it up, both Schoenle to Berry hookups. Both teams held strong in the final minutes, sending the game into overtime.

Northrop had first possession, starting at the Saint ten yard line. A first down rush turned into a fumble and a Bruin turnover that all but sealed the deal for the Saints. Dwenger lined up for a field goal for their turn in overtime, also starting at the opponent’s ten. The kick was dead center and the Saints survived the overtime scare 31-28.

Morris and Clark were the dynamic duo for the Saints, as they hooked up for two scores in the win. Schoenle and Berry connected three times for scores despite the loss.

Northrop’s next game is Friday, October 28 at Homestead in the first round of sectionals.

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