After both teams failed to score during the first overtime, Marsch hit Crossfield with a bullet pass for an eight-yard touchdown. McDowell would get plenty of encouragement from the emotionally spent crowd of 5,000 at Enlow Stadium as he strolled back on the field and hit the extra point for the stunning 19-18 victory that eliminated the Warriors from playoff contention.
Senior noseguard Jeff “Dogman” Sellers, the epitome of the team’s emotional approach to the game of football, came sliding off the field on his knees in joy.
“It was a vital win — a heck of a comeback — one of the best comeback victories in Castle football history,” Lidy said.
No one could disagree.
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