Recap: Maysville Beats Sheridan In Triple-Overtime Thriller 27-24 [VIDEO]< < Back to
A wet and soggy night at the Maysville Athletic Complex was not enough to stop the Maysville Panthers (6-0, 5-0 MVL) from edging the Sheridan Generals (5-1, 3-1) in an a triple-overtime thriller 27 to 24 on homecoming night.
Turnovers were a theme in this one. Panther cornerback Nate Valle intercepted a Sheridan pass in the end zone with 2:50 remaining in the half to keep the Panthers down just 14-0 and a gave them a chance to cut into that lead before half.
But a Maysville fumble just two plays later with under 1:30 to play in the half allowed Sheridan to run out the clock and take a convincing two touchdown lead into the locker room in front of a shocked Maysville crowd.
But this was also a tale of two halves.
After the Panthers punted on their first possession of the second half, it was Sheridan’s turn to make mistake. The Panthers took advantage of what was possibly the only mistake by Sheridan’s Levi Wray on the night, a fumble at his own 37-yard line. Two plays later, Panther running back Chase Himmelspach scored his first of two touchdowns on the night, taking a double reverse 36 yards to the house.
Himmelspach was not done leaving his mark on this game though. After a Generals missed field goal, Himmelspach took a motion-sweep handoff 37 yards to pay-dirt, tying the game at 14-14 in the fourth quarter.
Sheridan marched down the field on the ensuing drive, but a blocked field goal attempt with 7.8 second remaining sent the game to overtime tied at 14.
Overtime was just as thrilling as regulation, with both teams matching one another in the first two stanzas, entering the third overtime tied at 24-24. Nate Valle wasn’t done leaving his mark on the game though, booting the game winning field goal to give the Panthers a 27-24 victory and preserving their undefeated season.
The Generals’ Wray continued his torrid pace this season, amassing 140 yards on 20 carries in the first half alone, taking advantage of a leaky Maysville front four the entire night.
Wray got started early, diving straight ahead for a two-yard touchdown run on a goal-to-go situation for the Generals after a poor kickoff gave Sheridan the ball at Maysville’s 47 to start the game.
Sheridan quarterback Dylan Dupler took advantage of a Jacob Miller interception that was retuned to the Panther 18, finding his receiver Justin Snider wide-open in the back of the end zone to extend the Sheridan lead to 14-0 with 6:48 remaining in the half.
Maysville travel to winless Morgan (0-6, 0-4) next week, and Sheridan will look to bounce back when they host the Philo Electrics (3-3, 2-2).
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