Moniteau wins double OT thriller over Redbank
Written by: Shane Lux on Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Hunter Fitzingo’s 4-yard touchdown reception from Chance Nagy and Steven Fawcett’s subsequent extra point gave Moniteau a stunning 35-34 double-overtime win over Redbank Valley Friday night in West Sunbury.
“There was just so much heart in that game, and that’s what we’ve been preaching all year long,” said Moniteau head coach Jon McCune.”This win is going to jump-start us, administration, the younger kids everyone is getting excited about this.”
The Warriors rallied from a 21-7 second-half deficit to force overtime.
Chance Nagy threw touchdowns passes of two yards to Wyatt Geibel and 30 yards to Nick Martino to force the extra session.
Cody Wise ran a 15-yard touchdown to begin overtime for the Warriors giving them a 28-21 lead. But Brock Barett scored his third touchdown of the night two plays later from nine yards as the Bulldogs forced a second overtime.
Clint Thurston immediately scored on a 10-yard run, but missed the extra point giving the Warriors a chance.
Moniteau picked up eight yards on two carries by Wise but lost two on Martino’s 3rd-down rush setting the stage for a fantastic finish.
Nagy took the snap from the shotgun and was forced to scramble around before finding Fitzingo in the back of the end zone for winning score on 4th-down.
“Their prayer was answered, I thought the game was over; I figured there’s no way that ball is getting caught,” said Redbank head coach Ed Wasilowski. “I don’t know if our kids quit on it or what happened, but they made the play, and we didn’t.”
Nagy threw for 208 yards and three touchdowns while completing 20-of-40 attempts; he also threw an interception. Fitzingo had four catches for 21 yards, Martino led the Warriors with 89 on five receptions; Geibel hauled eight passes for 62 yards.
“I’m just so proud of my seniors and everyone to pull together like this on senior night. That entire play was not by design, but that receiver is there for that reason; if everyone starts swarming around he sits there and waits, and he was there,” said McCune.
Redbank had taken a 21-7 lead thanks to a 95-yard run from quarterback Keaton Kahle after the Bulldog defense twice stopped Moniteau. Once forcing a punt, and again from their 5-yard line after Barrett had muffed the punt at his 31-yard line.
Barrett scored the game’s first touchdown on a 25-yard run with 44 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
Moniteau would answer in time as Nagy and Fitzingo hooked up on a 6-yard touchdown capping an 8-play 50-yard drive.
Redbank took the lead heading into the locker room thanks to Barrett’s great concentration as he stayed with a tipped ball and made a juggling catch for a 48-yard touchdown.
Clint Thurston was limited to just 77 yards on 23 carries in the game.
“We had a lot of trouble blocking #55 (James Parenti), I told him in the handshake he played a great game,” said Wasilowski.
Keaton Kahle led the Bulldogs with 281 yards of total offense, while Barrett collected 149 yards and the three scores.
“I didn’t feel we deserved to win tonight, we played very poorly,” said Wasilowski. “In the grand scheme of things you either have the home field, or you don’t. My kids will move on and forget about this by the time they get home.”
Moniteau 35 Redbank 34
Score by Quarters
Redbank – 7 6 8 0 13 – 34
Moniteau – 0 7 7 7 14 – 35
R – Brock Barrett 25 yd run (Clint Thurston pat), :44
M – Hunter Fitzingo 6 yd pass from Chance Nagy (Steven Fawcett pat), 9:45
R – Barrett 48 yd pass from Keaton Kahle (pat blocked), 6:04
R – Kahle 95 yd run (Chase Wiles from Kahle), 8:03
M – Wyatt Geibel 2 yd pass from Nagy (Fawcett pat), 2:30
M – Nick Martino 30 yd pass from Nagy (Fawcett pat), 2:28
M – Cody Wise 15 yd run (Fawcett pat)
R – Barrett 9 yd run (Thurston pat)
R – Thurston 10 yd run (kick failed)
M – Fitzingo 4 yd pass from Nagy (Fawcett pat)
First Downs 16 19
Rushes-Yards 33-270 33-102
Passing Yards 148 208
Comp-Att-Int 5-12-1 20-40-1
Total Yards 418 310
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1
Penalties-Yards 7-66 5-30
Punts-Avg. 4-25.5 5-34
Rushing: Redbank – Clint Thurston 23-77, Hunter Wiles 2-(-1), Barrett 4-47, Keaton Kahle 3-133, Chase Wiles 1-14. Totals: 33-270. Moniteau – Manny McLean 2-5, Martino 7-18, Nagy 9-13, Cody Wise 15-66. Totals: 33-102.
Receiving: Redbank – Barrett 4-102, Martz 1-46. Moniteau – Hunter Fitzingo 4-21, Wyatt Geibel 8-62, Nick Martino 5-89, Jared Lominski 2-31, Wise 1-5.
Passing: Redbank – Kahle 5-for-12 148 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception. Moniteau – Nagy 20-for-40 208 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception.
Interceptions: Redbank – 1- Huner Martz. Moniteau – 1 – Geibel.
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