OLEAN (NY) 27, BRADFORD 21, 2 OT
Sept. 10, 2005
By Blaise O’Connor For D9Sports.com
OLEAN, N.Y. – For the second consecutive week, double overtime provided to be too much for Bradford, as rival Olean (NY) toppled the Owls 27-21 in two extra sessions a week after Bradford lost to Clearfield in two overtimes.
Justin George’s 16-yard touchdown run in the second extra period after Bradford (0-2) had fumbled the ball on its possession of the second overtime was the different in the game for the Huskies (2-0).
The team’s were tied at 14 at the conclusion of regulation, and Olean’s Neal Fay scored on a 20-yard run on the first possession of OT for the Huskies to make it 21-14.
Bradford answered back on its possession of the first overtime when Ben Walter hit Josh Holleran on a 4-yard scoring toss on fourth-and-goal. Holleran made a sensational diving catch on the pass to bring the Owls to within a point at 21-20. Steve Butler’s extra point knotted it at 21 forcing the second overtime.
The Owls had the ball first to start the second extra session, and after not committing a turnover the entire game Bradford fumbled on its second play with the ball rolling through the end zone for a touchback.
Bradford led 14-7 at halftime, but Olean tied the game in the third quarter on a 14-yard run by Fay with 7:30 left in the third quarter.
The Owls had trouble moving the ball in the second half managing just a couple of late first downs in the half.
Olean had one last chance to win the game in regulation, but a Hail Mary pass from the Bradford 39 fell incomplete.
Bradford opened up a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter when Holleran sprinted 73 yards for a touchdown.
Olean answered with an 83-yard scoring run by George to tie the game at seven going to the second quarter.
In the second quarter, Bradford took advantage of an Olean fumble that gave the Owls the ball at the Husky 11.
Two plays later, Holleran scored his second touchdown of the game on a 7-yard run.
Holleran ran 15 times for 130 yards and the two scores while catching the one pass for a touchdown.
NOTES – It was the 108th meeting between the two teams and the loss snapped a 2-game win streak in the series that started in 1893 for Bradford. Bradford leads the series 59-42-7.
OLEAN (NY) 27, BRADFORD 21, 2 overtimes
SCORE BY QUARTER
BRADFORD 7 7 0 0 7 0 – 21
OLEAN (NY) 7 0 7 0 7 6 – 27
B – Josh Holleran 73 run (Steve Butler kick), 8:15
O – Justin George 83 run (John Ozogar kick), 7:03
B – Holleran 7 run (Butler kick), 4:32
O – Fay 14 run (Ozogar kick), 7:30
O – Fay 20 run (Ozogar kick)
B – Holleran 4 pass from Ben Walter (Butler kick)
O – George 16 run (No try attempted)