LYNNFIELD — Olan Abner was prone near Bedford’s goal line as teammates began to gather around him.
The legs that carried Bedford’s senior running back to 117 yards on 31 carries had finally given in, cramping after nearly two hours of breaking tackles and pushing piles.
But not before those legs lifted Bedford to the Division 4 North title game.
Abner punched in a 1-yard score with nine seconds remaining, then swatted a last-second Hail Mary pass from a horde of receivers as Bedford handed Lynnfield its first loss of the season with a 14-7 victory Saturday afternoon.
“I got cramps in both my calves,” said Abner, “but they’re the best cramps I’ve ever had.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.