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Posted On: 11/13/20 7:00 AM

North Scott stood tall and relied on its defense throughout Thursday night’s Class 3A semifinal.

In the end, the unit gave the Lancers a shot at the state title.

After seeing a 10-0 lead evaporate, North Scott scored in overtime to go up 17-10 before the defense stopped Cedar Rapids Xavier from doing the same, setting off a wild celebrate nearly 12 hours after the first game of the day kicked off.

Carter Markham accounted for all 10 yards in the extra session for North Scott. He had a 2-yard run before hitting Oliver Hughes on a pass on second-and-goal that set up a 7-yard TD strike to Parker Ruth.

Markham showed excellent ball-speed in delivering the game-winning score to Ruth.

In Cedar Rapids Xavier’s turn in overtime, the Saints were pushed back to start. They ran a nice double-reverse but on fourth-and-goal, Jaxon RexrothJaxonRexroth6'2" | ATHXavier | 2021IA’s pass to the end zone was swatted away.

Markham finished 8 of 13 passing for 53 yards and a score, adding 64 yards and a TD on the ground. Darnell Butler also ran for 64 yards.

Rexroth completed 12 of 17 for 87 and ran for 104 yards. Jax Lux had 59 yards

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