Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Sports

November 10, 2012

Andrean lands final punch in 5-OT battle with Cass

59ers’ kicking game is the difference.

WALTON — As Friday night’s epic, marathon game kept moving from one overtime session to another, it became apparent that Andrean couldn’t stop Cass from 10 yards out with four downs to go.

Unfortunately for the Kings, they couldn’t stop Andrean junior quarterback Matt DeSomer.

As each team kept matching each other with scores, it came down in the end to extra-point attempts. Cass had one to win it in the second OT session, but the kick was blocked. Andrean had one to win it in the fifth OT session, and it was good, lifting the Fighting 59ers to an unbelievable 67-66 win in five overtimes in a Class 2A regional game.

Andrean will host Fort Wayne Bishop Luers next Friday for a semistate game.

Andrean place-kicker Matt Anderson was 6-for-6 in extra point attempts, and he hit a 37-yard field goal in the final minute of regulation to force overtime. His game-tying field goal was an ugly line drive that somehow went through the uprights.

Cass place-kicker Marcus Hedrick was 2 of 5 in extra points, with his final two attempts blocked, one with 3:32 to go in the fourth quarter and one in the second overtime.

Cass’ best chance to stop Andrean in the overtime sessions came in the first one when Luke Knutson recorded a sack of DeSomer. But he was called for a controversial horsecollar penalty to negate the play.

DeSomer finished with 209 yards rushing and seven touchdowns and added 99 yards passing and two more TDs. Four of his 10 rushing attempts in the OT sessions went for touchdowns.

The Kings came back from a 28-12 halftime deficit to force overtime. They forced two fumbles and got their offense going in full gear.

It was a classic in which the Kings came up just short — similar to a 54-53 loss in two overtimes to Fort Wayne Bishop Luers in a 2009 regional.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • WHSTaylor golf 03 Prep Roundup for Thursday, April 24 Western boys golf coach Steve Hoppes was pleased with his team's fifth-place finish in Saturday's Twin Lakes Invitational, but knew his squad was better than the 339 it posted. The Panthers saw improvement in Wednesday's 165-215 win over Taylor on th

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT042414 - Brett Bowman column - Bowman column sig BOWMAN: Gas City gearing up for USAC sprints Heading into the new season at the Gas City I-69 Speedway, there were more questions than answers among fans as to how things were going to be run.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT042414 - Dana Neer column - Neer column sig NEER: Barley is a beneficial food It is no secret that raw fruits and vegetables are the best foods for us. Foods full of vitamins, nutrients and amino acids provide life to our cells, energy for our daily schedule and health to our minds, bodies and spirits.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sports briefs for Thursday, April 24 USF's Shurn honored with SI mention Former Kokomo standout Skylarr Shurn has been honored by Sports Illustrated with a spot on the magazine's Faces in the Crowd section, available at the magazine's website now. Shurn led the University of Saint Fran

    April 24, 2014

  • Mathis' leadership paying off INDIANAPOLIS -- An authentic set of battle armor greeted visitors to Robert Mathis' locker Wednesday at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. The black-and-gold helmet and chest plate look more at home in one of the "300" movies, but they are the

    April 24, 2014

  • SPL - KT042314 - Prep roundup - pic Prep roundup for Wednesday, April 23 Northwestern's track and field teams swept visiting Tri-Central on Tuesday night.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT042414 - Brett Bowman column - Brett's column sig BOWMAN: Cottle has high hopes for new campaign In an era that sees superstar athletes at any sport walk around and boast how great they are, it's refreshing to see the likes of Shane Cottle. He is an open wheel racing standout who never blows his own horn and is embarrassed by the attention he receives for being considered one of the top sprint car drivers in the country.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT042214 - Prep roundup - pic Prep roundup for Tuesday, April 22 Eastern's girls tennis team beat Northfield 4-1 Monday at Greentown for its second straight win following a season-opening loss to Peru last week.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT042214 - B1 briefs - mug Sports briefs for Tuesday, April 22 The Mid-American Conference on Monday named former Kokomo Wildkat standout T.J. Weir its West Division Pitcher of the Week.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPL - KT042114 - Athlete of the week - mug Simmerman is Athlete of the Week Simmerman helped the Comets go 3-0 last week.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

NCAA Men's Basketball Poll
Featured Ads
SportsKT twitter
More kokomotribune.com
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents Obama Reassures Japan on China Raw: Car Crashes Into San Antonio Pool Time Magazine Announces Top Influencers List Raw: Angry Relatives Confront SKorea Officials Bigger Riders Means Bigger Horses Out West Yankees Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar Deadly Fungus Killing Bats, Spreading in US
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.