FOOTBALL

Coyle & Cassidy 38, Bristol-Plymouth 32

Friday, Sep. 28, 2012, at Taunton

One overtime wasn't enough to decide a winner between Coyle & Cassidy and Bristol-Plymouth Friday night. Actually, five overtimes weren't enough either. It took six extra sessions before Warriors back Joshua Cobb sealed it for C&C with a 10-yard run, giving the visiting Warriors a rain-soaked 38-32 victory. "Both teams will be able to talk about this years from now," said C&C coach Thomas Pileski. "It's a shame someone had to lose because both teams deserved a win." The Warriors grabbed an 8-0 lead when Mark Schneider blocked a Bristol-Plymouth punt that went out of the end zone for a safety, and Cobb scored from 3 yards on the ensuing possession. The Craftsmen responded and took a 14-8 lead into intermission thanks to two 65-yard TD scampers by Elijah Jones. In the third quarter, Cobb (41 carries, 233 yards, 5 TDs) evened matters with a 9-yard touchdown, and a scoreless fourth period sent both clubs to overtime. In the extra sessions, neither squad had any luck on 2-point conversion attempts, which are mandatory in overtime per MIAA rules. After a scoreless first overtime, each squad scored in the second, third, and fourth overtimes, but all 2-point tries failed. "It was amazing because each team came so close on the conversions," Pileski said. "There were multiple stops just short of the goal line and a few passes just out of the reach of receivers. It became a question of who was going to break? Who was going to make a mistake?" After a scoreless fifth overtime, C&C made a defensive stop in the sixth and Cobb scored to end the nearly three-hour affair. "I'm hopeful this win can be a turning point," said Pileski, whose team is now 3-1. "Last year we lost our final four games by one touchdown, and a win like this could get us in the right direction."

 1234OT2OT3OT4OT5OTFinal
Coyle & Cassidy80600666038
Bristol-Plymouth68000666032
First quarter
Coyle & CassidySafetySafety
Coyle & CassidyTDJoshua Cobb 3-yard run (kick failed)
Bristol-PlymouthTDElijah Jones 65-yard run (Adam Mota run)
Second quarter
Bristol-PlymouthTDElijah Jones 65-yard run (rush failed)
Third quarter
Coyle & CassidyTDJoshua Cobb 9-yard run (rush failed)
Second overtime
Coyle & CassidyTDJoshua Cobb 4-yard run (rush failed)
Bristol-PlymouthTDYosph Ali 10-yard pass from Colin McGrath (rush failed)
Third overtime
Coyle & CassidyTDJoshua Cobb 8-yard run (rush failed)
Bristol-PlymouthTDIsaiah Jones 5-yard run (rush failed)
Fourth overtime
Coyle & CassidyTDDylan Greene 8-yard run (rush failed)
Bristol-PlymouthTDIsaiah Jones 4-yard run (rush failed)
Coyle & CassidyTDJoshua Cobb 10-yard run ( )

 

Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, 7:13 p.m.

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