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Georgetown, Ky.-- It took an overtime for Georgetown College to win the first home game of the year, as the Tigers snatched away a 21-14 win over Webber International on Saturday and improved to 2-1 on the year.Georgetown, Ky.-- It took an overtime for Georgetown College to win the first home game of the year, as the Tigers snatched away a 21-14 win over Webber International on Saturday and improved to 2-1 on the year.
Webber International (0-4) won the coin toss and chose to kick the ball to Georgetown. It didn't take long for the Tigers to score when, in the first possession, Tyler Hancock's 32-yard pass to Dustin Menetrey put Georgetown on the board. Cole Richards put it through the uprights for the extra point.
The Warriors looked to tie the game just before the end of the half, but Georgetown linebacker Ryan Ball sacked quarterback Terrence Moise for a loss of seven yards, allowing the Tigers to take over on downs and take the 7-0 lead into the half.
In the third quarter, Webber tied things up with 8:45 left when Taylor Atwood carried the ball in for a four-yard score.
Tiger senior Ted Sberna received the punt at the start of the fourth quarter and looked as though he scored on the long run, but an official called him out of bounds at the Webber 19. Mike Lewis, who played as starting quarterback last season before being moved to wide receiver as a senior, was at home in the pocket and then ran the ball in on the option with 9:50 remaining in the fourth, followed by the extra point by Richards. Georgetown then led 14-7.
But the Warriors would not go away. With two minutes remaining in the game, Moise carried the ball for 13 yards, scoring a touchdown, followed by an extra point, to tie the game. After Georgetown was forced to punt on the next possession, Webber marched down the field and attempted a 37-field goal for the win, but it was no good, resulting in the first overtime in Georgetown's Head Coach Bill Cronin's career.
Georgetown took possession first and, on the first play, Sberna ran the ball for a gain of 19 yards. Lewis then handed the ball off to Bennett Gatto for a one yard gain before the next play when Gatto scored. The extra point by Richards was good and it was Webber International's turn to tie things up again.
The drive came short when Ball intercepted the ball on the fourth down at the two-yard line, and giving the Tigers the dramatic win.
Georgetown's Mike Cox had crucial punts throughout the game. His six punts tallied 260 yards, with a long of 38, and the senior pinned the opponent inside the 20, three times.
Webber's Jamal Rodman led all receivers with six catches for 66 yards.
Georgetown now has the quick task of preparing for Union College, as the Tigers host the Bulldogs on Thursday night. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.
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