Ludlowe beat Norwalk 21-20 in overtime in an amazing game.
Ludlowe got down early as Norwalk went up 6-0 after an 18 yard touchdown run and missed XP with 9:53 to play in the first quarter.
With 1:10 left in the first quarter, Ludlowe took the lead on a 1 yard touchdown run by Christian Ghiorzi and the XP put Ludlowe up 7-6 which would be the score after 1 quarter.
With 31 seconds left in the 1st half, Norwalk ran it in from 3 yards out and with the 2 point conversion, went up 14-7 at the half.
There was no scoring in the 3rd quarter and majority of the 4th quarter. With 4:56 to play, Ludlowe quarterback Matt White scampered 64 yards down the left sideline. Vic D’Ascenzo kicked the XP to tie the game at 14.
Norwalk had a chance to win with 3.6 seconds remaining but missed a 30 yard FG wide left and the game would go to OT.
In high school overtime, each team has a shot to score starting with the ball from the opponent’s 10 yard line.
Ludlowe got the ball first in OT. White found Stephan Zadravec for an 8 yard TD. With the XP Ludlowe went up 21-14.
Norwalk would get 1 last shot. They would score on a 1 yard touchdown run on 4th and goal to make it 21-20. Norwalk then went for the 2 point conversion for the win. The 2 point try was no good as the pass was off-target in the back right corner of the end zone. Ludlowe would come away with a huge 21-20 win.
The win was Ludlowe’s 3rd in a row and 4th on the season. It was Senior Night and Homecoming at Ludlowe which made the win even more special as the seniors were able to win their final home game.
The win had to feel good for Ludlowe Head Coach Matt McClosky as his team rallied around him after he announced his resignation 3 weeks ago.
Congrats to the entire team on the big win.
Ludlowe improves to 4-5 with the win
Ludlowe will look to use the momentum from this game as they travel to play across town against rival Fairfield Warde on Thanksgiving at 10am at Tetreau/Davis Field. Not that they need an incentive but the game is even bigger for Ludlowe ow because a win would give Ludlowe a 5-5 final record. That would be huge considering Ludlowe started the season 0-4.
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