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Prep Football: Harrisburg holds off Herrin in overtime

  • Harrisburg's Tysen Satterfield looks to split two Herrin defenders in the second half Friday night.

    Harrisburg's Tysen Satterfield looks to split two Herrin defenders in the second half Friday night.

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updated: 10/18/2021 8:58 AM

There were five lead changes in what was a pivotal Week 8 game with playoff implications on the line as Harrisburg become playoff eligible with a 28-26 overtime victory Friday night over Herrin.
It was the Bulldogs' (5-3, 3-2) second straight win over Herrin and their second win in overtime this season, previously beating Massac County 30-22 Week Five.
Harrisburg got the scoring going in the first quarter when Ross Rider scored from 3-yards out with 5:40 to play, but missed the extra point, to take a quick 6-0 lead.
Herrin returned the favor after a 43-yard run by Cameron Evrard to set up first-and-goal at the 3, where the senior QB tossed a pass to Keaton Corrisco, giving the Tigers a 7-6 lead.
Harrisburg then grabbed a one-point lead, coming up with a safety of Evrard with 6:05 to play before halftime.
Tysen Satterfield ripped off an 81-yard run with 9:31 left in the third to give Harrisburg a 7-point 14-7 advantage.
Evrard found the end one again for the Tigers in the third quarter, this time from 15 yards out to tie the game at 14-all.
A wet and slippery snap, squirted it's way into the end zone on the ensuing kickoff for the Tigers, recovered by Andrew Unthank, giving the Bulldogs a 20-14 lead.
Later in the fourth, Evrard hooked up with Billingsley from 56 yards out, setting up a first and goal at the 15-yard line. After getting a first down, Caden Miles punched the end zone from five yards with 2:47 left to tie the game at 20.
In the overtime from the 10-yard line, Lester gained three yards and Rider got down to the 1. Harrisburg failed to convert on third down and on 4th-and-1, Lester with the extra effort at the line scored. On the ensuing two-point conversion, Lester broke the line, giving the Bulldogs a 28-20 lead
On Herrin's possession, Caden Miles gained six yards and the Tigers went back to him again to get within two, but on the two-point conversion, Herrin failed and Harrisburg held on for the win.
Harrisburg ran for 196 on a cold and rainy night and actually passed for negative yardage, finishing at -8.
Satterfield had 75 yards on two carries, while Rider gained 62 yards on 10 attempts and Lester had 15 carries for 60 yards.
Herrin out gained Harrisburg 224-188 as the Tigers picked up 148 on the ground and 76 through the air.
Harrisburg will conclude the regular season Friday at Carterville, while Herrin goes on the road to Breese Central.