Warriors Edge Rams In Double Overtime


Sioux County’s Jack Hunter evades Crawford’s Payton Swanson in the Warriors’ double overtime win Friday. Photo by Kerri Rempp

A wild fourth quarter and double overtime ended in Sioux County’s favor when Logan Monroe intercepted a Crawford pass. The catch clinched the Warriors 28-22 victory.

The teams were tied at 22 at the end of regulation after each squad scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. After Sioux County tied the score, Crawford fumbled the ball away, giving the Warriors another opportunity. Sioux County’s William Skavdahl was stopped at the one-yard line with less than two minutes remaining, but the Warriors failed to convert the first and goal situation. With just nine seconds left on the clock, Crawford fumbled again but then intercepted Sioux County’s pass to the end zone as time ran out.

Neither team scored in the first overtime attempt, with Crawford finding themselves in a fourth and 22 position and Sioux County failing from fourth and five. Jack Hunter put Sioux County on top as he scrambled into the endzone in double overtime, and Monroe’s interception on Crawford’s attempt sealed the game.

Sioux County scored first on a Cy Hughson run near the end of the first quarter. Another Warrior touchdown in the second quarter was called back for holding, and the Rams Mitch Knode intercepted Hughson to set up the Rams for a touchdown by Roman Metz. Skavdahl crossed the Warrior goal line two minutes later, and Rams answered with a Rhett Flack touchdown as half-time approached. Crawford led 16-14 at the break, thanks to a blocked point-after attempt by the Rams.

The scoreless third quarter set up the fourth quarter tie and double overtime.