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CLINTON-MASSIE 21, TAFT 20 OT

Clinton-Massie (11-0) narrowly escaped the jaws of defeat with a 21-20 overtime victory against Taft 97-4). It was a see-saw battle that saw neither team score in the fourth quarter that ended up 14-14 in regulation.

Overtime saw Jordy Scanlon score from five yards out and the extra point made it 21-14 Clinton-Massie. The Eagles' running back carried the ball 44 times for 269 yards and three touchdowns rushing.

Taft would answer when DeQuon Smith would find the end zone on a five yard run of his own. That made the score 21-20.

The Senators decided to go for two points on what appeared to be a gutsy call by head coach by Mike Martin, however his team had not tried to kick and extra point all year long. Quarterback Anthony Taper's pass attempt was batted away by Eagles' defensive back JD Curtsinger to preserve the win.

Taper finished the game with 258 yards passing and touchdown strikes to Marcus Knox and Dwayne Stanford.

Clinton-Massie must now face the high-powered Kenton Wildcats (10-1) passing attack next Friday night.

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