By Kaylee Lindenmuth | firstname.lastname@example.org
SHENANDOAH - Shenandoah Valley nearly began their 2019 season with a victory, though they came up two points short in overtime against a visiting Morrisville Bulldog squad.
The visiting team, hailing from the banks of the Delaware opposite Trenton, New Jersey, were first on the board, with a touchdown and two-point conversion, giving the Bulldogs an 8-0 advantage.
The Bulldogs would score twice more in the first half, though the Devils' defense answered twice to keep a six point deficit.
Late in the third quarter, Shenandoah Valley tied Morrisville at 20 apiece, a score which would be broken in the fourth by a Morrisville touchdown, with Shenandoah trailing 28-20.
Shenandoah would knot it up with less than a minute to go in regulation, and an incomplete Bulldog pass aimed for the endzone sent the game into overtime.
Morrisville, winning the toss, began overtime on offense, scoring in their first attempt and adding a two-point conversion to lead 36-28.
Shenandoah had to answer to have a chance to win, though Morrisville's defense was determined to win. The Devils' were held to a fourth down, when sophomore fullback Brian Dunne ran in a score.
That was all the Bulldog defense would allow. An attempted run for the two-point conversion was stopped short of the line of scrimmage, solidifying a thriller victory for the Bulldogs at a score of 36-34.
Next week, Shenandoah Valley travels to Jenkintown, Montgomery County to face the Drakes.
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