Boys Varsity Football · Owls pull an All-Nighter to defeat Soddy Daisy

42 Ooltewah High School
28 Soddy Daisy High School
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2 7   14
3 7   7
4 14   7

At 12:32 am on Saturday morning, Senior quarterback Lane Moore, took the final knee to run out the clock on a game that started on time Friday night. A game where the first quarter started at 7:30 and the second quarter started at 10:15 and finally finished after midnight.

The Owls got off to a racing start after forcing an interception on the third play of the game and scoring on a two play drive capped off by a Jaequan Greenhill touchdown run. Lightning struck again after a Soddy Daisy punt was followed by an 11 play touchdown drive that finished with the classic Lane Moore to Tucker Miller connection. The Owls defense came up big once again, forcing a Trojan punt. With Ooltewah driving and a short third down attempt coming up, the quarter ended, but the excitement began (or lack there of).

Play was temporarily suspended because of a lightning storm. The teams waited in their locker rooms for nearly an hour, when they were given the okay to come warm up. As they were preparing to take the field, they were sent back up due to another strike. This delay took nearly an hour before the teams were finally able to resume play.

Ooltewah came out of the delay strong by finishing off their drive with a touchdown, but in the remaining part of the second quarter the Owls defense gave up two cheap scores to head into half time up 21-14 over the Trojans.

The scoring continued for both teams in the second half as the teams traded touchdown drives until the Ooltewah defense forces a goal line turnover and an interception to give the offense the ball again to give them some breathing room. Ooltewah never quite put Soddy Daisy away, but held on to spoil Homecoming (Soddy Daisy held their halftime festivities in the gymnasium during the lightning delay) for the Trojans on a night full of excitement, coming out with a 42-28 win.