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Roseburg wins on two-point play in double OT


Pair of quick pass plays end Greshams season in the first round

by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Gresham QB Issac Hinojosa gets a play from head coach Todd Nagel during Fridays 39-38 loss to Roseburg.

Three hours on the field Friday night came down to a single play. Stop Roseburg from the 3-yard line and move onto the second round, let the Indians score and the season is finished.

After trading touchdowns in the second overtime, Roseburg coach Thurman Bell kept his offense on the field to attempt a two-point conversion.

The play happened in a hurry.

QB Hayden Lent took the snap. Receiver Chandler Haskett darted toward the sideline. Lent fired a spiral in his direction. Haskett made the wide-open catch and took two strides into the end zone to send the visiting fans home happy with a 39-38 win.

“This is a tough one to overcome, but the kids had a great year. We just fell a little short tonight,” Gresham coach Todd Nagel said. “Roseburg beat us — they deserved it.”

The Gophers overcame a 14-3 halftime deficit and held the lead twice in the fourth quarter. Gresham running back Devauntae Hoffman went in from 2 yards out to put the team in front 24-21 with 2:33 to play.

But the Indians travelled almost 60 yards on their final drive and sent the game to overtime when Travis Dever slipped a 30-yard field goal just inside the left upright on the final play of regulation.

Gresham found itself on the brink of elimination in the first overtime facing 4th-and-goal from the 4-yard line. Quarterback Issac Hinojosa looked for an open receiver in the end zone, found no one, pulled the ball down and sprinted through a crowd of linemen to cross the goal line himself.

Look for extended game coverage in the Tuesday, Nov. 13, edition of The Outlook.

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