Morris rallies for win over Benson in OT

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In a game Morris Area led 21-7 at halftime before the Benson Braves came roaring back with four-straight touchdowns for a 39-27 lead, the Tigers sent the Benson players and fans home in a shocked state after scoring 12 points in the final 6:29 and then scoring on its first and only try in overtime for a 47-39 victory.
The Braves, who had snapped a 17-game losing skid during their previous game, a 35-0 victory over YME, looked like they were headed for a two-game winning streak before the Tigers scored with 3:01 left and again with 1:06 remaining, but gave Benson some ray of hope by missing both extra-point tries.
In overtime, Morris scored on its first play from the 10-yard line, but Benson couldn’t answer, throwing three-straight incompletions, including the final one that was intercepted by Morris’ Chase Metzger to end the game.
“Wow, what a wild game!”, Benson head coach Scott Gonnerman said.  “It had a little bit of everything.  Unfortunately, time ran out on us and we were not able to come back to Benson with the win.”
Benson, now 1-2 for the season, is set to host BOLD this Friday at 7 p.m.

Photo: Morris Area quarterback Trent Marty (5) gets off the pitch in time just before being brought down by Benson defensive end Zack Sonnabend (81) as Layton Connelly (10) and Devin Vergin (70) look on.

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