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Northwood JV football team rallies in the fourth quarter to defeat Jordan-Matthews 26-20 in OT

By Brent J Cooper
Posted Sunday, September 6, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - The Northwood High School JV football team rallied from a 20-6 deficit in the final 6 minutes to force overtime and eventually defeat cross county rival Jordan Matthews Thursday night here at Northwood 26-20. The win is the first for Jason Amy as the JV Head Coach.

Northwood trailed throughout the game even though a long drive late in the first half brought the Chargers to within 12-6 on a touchdown run by Monte Smith. This drive was aided by two key pass completions, one from quarterback Mark Goods to wide receiver Charles Hope, the other from Goods to Jeremiah Jacobs. Smith took over once the Chargers got inside the ten to score the JV Chargers first touchdown of the season.

After trailing 20-6 at the half following a late interception return for a touchdown by the JV Jets, the game remained scoreless until mid-way through the fourth quarter when the JV Chargers came to life on offense behind the tenacious blocking of offensive lineman Dexter Jarmon #77 and outstanding defensive play by the JV Chargers. Following an interception by Terrance Goldston, Monte Smith rambled on a 20 plus yard run, which was followed by a 17 yard run by Goldston. Alex Powell then bolted up the middle from 5 yards out for the touchdown to cut the lead to 20-12. Following Terrance Goldston’s two point conversion run the Chargers had cut the JV Jet lead to 20-14.

A huge open field tackle by Ross Cooper pinned the JV Jets deep in their own territory, setting up the dramatic turn of events that tied the game at 20. Gino Lamanna picked up a JV Jet fumble and raced 16 yards to pay dirt to tie the game at 20-20 forcing overtime.

In the overtime after a 4 and out by the JV Jets, Terrance Goldston took consecutive carries on second and third down, the latter carry into the end zone for the winning touchdown sending the JV Chargers into a massive celebration as the JV Chargers completed their rally to defeat the JV Jets 26-20 in OT.

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