Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gates v. Hilton Friday Night Football

Friday night was a huge game taking place in Hilton. Hilton was taking on Gates-Chili in a recent rivalry of the last few years. Last year Hilton spoiled Gates bid for an undefeated season and the Spartans ended up getting their revenge in sectionals.

The game really looked like the Cadets should run away with this one, as the previous games this season they showed off their high powered offense. Gates stood their ground and scored first with a TD run. Here Levester Tucker (28) is tackled up high by a Cadet defender.

Hilton struck back before the second half with a TD of their own with the ground game. Michael Ingoglia (23) runs out of the reach of GC's defense.

I expected a lot of passing from the Cadets, who are led by their senior QB Duell Smith (10). The Spartans kept Smith from completing long passes and did a great job adjusting to their speedy WR's.

Hilton's defense also kept Gates powerful running backs from advancing too deep into their territory. Regulation time ended with the teams tied 7-7. In overtime, the teams traded TD's back and forth for three OT's.

The game ended in the third overtime when Hilton made their extra point and Gates went for two and the win. The snap was fumbled and GC lost 27-26 in a tough fight to the end. One of the best high school football games I have seen.

Football Gallery: GC v. Hilton

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