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Kennard-Dale overcame the adversity that comes with committing six turnovers and trailing by 14 points in the fourth quarter to defeat Gettysburg 21-14 in overtime, during YAIAA Division II football action Friday night at Warrior Stadium.

The Rams didn't crack the scoreboard until the 5:53 mark of the fourth quarter when backup quarterback Daniel Brewer scored on a 37-yard run that cut the deficit to 14-6.

Following a missed Gettysburg field goal from 44 yards out, Brewer connected with Kyle Wooldridge on the very next play with a bomb down the left sideline. Wooldridge shook free of the Gettysburg defender and took it 80 yards to the house. A two-point conversion from Brewer to Chase Carlile tied the game with 1:53 left in regulation.

"We are instilling that we're a team and that won't give up," Kennard-Dale head coach Eric Updegrove said. "No matter how far behind, we'll keep fighting."

K-D (2-5, 1-3 YAIAA II) took the lead when Carlile scored on the first play of overtime with a 10-yard run. Then, after a 3-yard loss on the Warriors' first play of overtime, the Rams forced three straight incomplete passes to seal the victory.

Brewer, who came on in relief of starter Dalton Stike, finished the game 7-of-11 passing for 147 yards and rushed six times for 81 yards.

"My teammates had my back and they were encouraging me all night," Brewer said. "Kyle is a great receiver and he made a couple big plays for us."

Updegrove said of the quarterback change, "We needed to change it up. Brewer has the legs to get away and we needed that with the way that they were defending us."

Gettysburg (1-6, 0-4) forced five turnovers in the first half, including four interceptions of Stike. The Warriors' two scores both came on very short fields.

The first followed Tyler Wilt's 39-yard punt return to the Rams' 8-yard line. Three plays after Wilt's return, Edny Celius took a sweep around the right end for a score with 3:34 left in the second quarter.

Then Stike had a pass attempt that was deflected and intercepted by Gettysburg linebacker David Johnson who motored down to the Rams' 3-yard line. Celius scored on the next play to give the hosts a 14-0 lead with 1:31 left in the half.

Kennard-Dale outgained Gettysburg 414-234 and had a 13-7 advantage in first downs.

"They executed better than we did," Gettysburg head coach Matt Heiser said. "Their backup quarterback was a little faster and quicker than the starter. But they were running the same plays and they didn't do anything that we didn't see on film this week."

Carlile finished the evening with 97 yards rushing on 22 carries and caught three passes for 21 yards. Wooldridge reeled in four passes for 128 yards.

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Second Quarter

Get — Edny Celius 3 run (Adam Yingling kick) 3:34

Get — Celius 3 run (Yingling kick) 1:31

Fourth Quarter

KD — Daniel Brewer 37 run (kick failed) 5:53

KD — Kyle Wooldridge 80 pass from Brewer (Chase Carlile pass from Brewer) 1:53

Overtime

KD — Carlile 10 run (Austin Jenkins kick)

KDGetFirst Downs137Rushes-Yards41-26538-116Passing7-20-56-16-0Passing Yards149118Total Yards 414234Fumbles-Lost3-12-1Punts3-35.36-34.0Penalties4-243-15
Individual Statistics

Rushing — KD, Carlile 22-97, Brewer 6-81, Shawn Ellis 8-73, Nick Workinger 2-21, Dalton Stike 3-(-7). Get, Celius 19-56, Wes Gayle 4-32, Khalil Hill 4-18, Oakley Marsh 1-3, Elijah Jackson 2-3, Liaon Shelton 1-3, Tyler Wilt 7-1.

Passing — KD, Brewer 7-11-147-1, Stike 1-8-2-4. Get, Wilt 6-16-118-0.

Receiving — KD, Wooldridge 4-128, Carlile 3-21. Get, Devin Ringler 3-54, Pat Heidecker 2-8, Raovaughn Dillard 1-56.

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