Opp falls in OT

Published 12:45 am Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pike County defeated Opp 36-28 in overtime Friday night to remain undefeated in Class 3A, Region 2.

In the first quarter, the Bobcats got on the board first when Quadir Kincaid rushed in from four yards out with 6:51 remaining. The extra point attempt was good.

Pike County bounced back in the second quarter when Jerelle Bailey scampered into the end zone from six yards out for the score. The two point conversion was no good.

With 4:36 left in the first half, Bailey connected with Kendrick Jackson for a 13-yard touchdown pass. Jackson finished the night with three catches. The two-point conversion was good, and Pike County took a 14-7 lead going into half time.

With 5:58 left in the third, Jackson scored against from seven yards out, but the extra point attempt was no good.

Opp came back with 1:36 left in the third quarter when Kincaid scored from the two-yard line. The extra point attempt was good.

With 9:41 left to go in the fourth quarter, Opp running back Richard Davis sprinted 20 yards for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was no good due to a Pike County block.

Then both teams scored with less than seven minutes left in the contest.

The first score came with 6:57 on the clock when Bailey connected with Jackson from 15 yards out. The two-point conversion was good.

The Bobcats (2-4, 2-2) sent the game into overtime on a five-yard touchdown rush from Davis and a successful two-point conversion with 3:19 left in regular time.

In overtime, Pike County started on offense, and Bailey quickly scored on a two-yard run, and the two-point conversion that followed was good.

The Bobcats had a shot in the end, but were plagued with penalties. On a third-and-six play, the Bobcats got caught offsides, and the next pass to their halfback was intercepted to end the game.

On offense, the Bobcats had 20 first downs; 55 carries for 257 yards; and were 2-of-7 in passing with one interception for 16 yards.

Opp’s punt average was 41.2 yards, and the Bobcats had a fumble recovery as well.

The Bulldogs had 22 first downs; 29 carries for 151 yards; and were 20-of-30 in passing with no interceptions for 186 yards.