Colorado Wild Sports

Posted On: 11/15/20 10:12 PM

In a classic on Saturday afternoon, Lenape, the No. 3 team in the state, got past No. 7 Cherokee 31-28 in overtime in a West Jersey Football League Pod A semifinal game.

The Indians tied the game with 1:01 left in the fourth quarter following a 19-play, 71-yard drive.

The Indians capitalized in overtime, and junior kicker Dylan Shank connected on a 48-yard field goal.

A 48-yard field goal – at any level – is far from automatic. Yet Shank calmly put it through the uprights.

Lenape will meet No. 8 Holy Spirit in the WJFL Pod A championship game in a contest that will certainly be highly anticipated. Cherokee takes on Winslow in the consolation game.

Despite limited practice and coming off a two-week shutdown due to COVID-19, thus moving this matchup with Cherokee back, the wait was certainly worth it.

Lenape (5-0) handed Cherokee (5-1) its first loss. The Indians started off strong with quarterback Brady Long throwing two of his three touchdowns. He connected with Bruce Hazma on a 7-yard TD and then found Xavier ColemanXavierColeman5'10" | RBLenape | 2021StateNJ on a 5-yard score.

The Chiefs responded after quarterback Billy Osborn found Mark Phillips on a 37-yard TD.


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