This time, it was Georgetown’s turn.
After letting a fourth quarter lead slip at Stratford, a Paul Lance 3-yard touchdown followed by him scampering in for the game-winning two-point conversion as the Bulldogs pulled out their first win of the season 49-47 in overtime.
“We played with great effort and we were positive, that sometimes can make the difference,” said Georgetown football coach Ken Cribb. “We were’t good on defense, but we had good effort. This was a win we certainly needed.”
A seesaw affair that saw several lead changes, Stratford tied things up at 41 after quarterback Travis Lott found pay dirt on a 3-yard run followed by the two-point conversion.
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In overtime, the Knights pulled ahead with a 15-yard pass completion from Lott to wideout Sincere Brown for a score. The point after attempt was no good, leaving Stratford with a 47-41 lead.
Lance would answer plays later with a 3-yard scoring plunge, followed the next play with him scoring the game-winning points.
“It was simple … we needed to score,” Cribb said. “We had a few plays we’d come up with (this week), and we were honestly lucky enough to have the kids execute it. Us coaches can call all the plays we want, but if the kids don’t execute, we get nowhere.”
For the game, Georgetown quarterback Bret Kirtley threw three touchdowns. Among the recipients of those scoring tosses were wide receivers Deakidd Anderson and Fred Taylor, along with tight end Josh Jones. Lance finished with two rushing touchdowns, with Taylor also scoring one on the ground.