Gales edge Chiefs in double-OT thriller, 43-42
By CRAIG DUNN Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
LOGAN — Motion penalties proved costly to the Lancaster Golden Gales in Friday night’s season opener against the Logan Chieftains.
That is, however, except for the one that the Chiefs felt was not called on the game’s final play.
Trailing 42-35 after the Purple & White scored on their possession in the second overtime, the Gales got a 20-yard touchdown run from quarterback Alex Butsko to draw within one point.
Rather than kick an extra point and force a third extra session, the Gales decided to go for broke and attempt a 2-point conversion … and what may be the final play in the Logan-Lancaster varsity football series will forever be wrapped in controversy.
As the Gales shifted their personnel, it appeared at least one was still moving as Butsko took the snap, went around right end and dove into the end zone for two points.
The Chiefs looked for yellow laundry on the field. There was none to be seen.
And thus the Gales escaped Logan Chieftain Stadium with an unbelievable 43-42 victory in the season opener for both teams.