By Luke Brantley
BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Tigers won a close game on Friday night, Sept. 10, earning their first win this season.
The Tigers defeated the Lynn Bears in overtime 28-27.
The Bears deferred after the coin toss, and the Tigers kicked off to get the game started. The Bears took the ball back to their own 38-yard line. Lynn was the first to score after a long pass resulted in a touchdown. The extra point was missed, but Lynn was still ahead 6-0.
The Tigers got the ball back on their own 31 after the kickoff. Quarterback Wiley Hanson carried on first down for a gain of one yard, but Jacob Barnes was tackled in the backfield for a loss on second down, and Braden O’Mary was only able to make a short gain on third down. On fourth down, Brilliant opted to punt.
The Bears closed in again on the ensuing drive and scored a second touchdown with a run from the two-yard line. They went for two and scored on a pass to make the score 14-0 with a few minutes left in the first quarter.
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