Dowagiac falls to Otsego in overtime

OTSEGO — Visiting Dowagiac failed on its extra-point attempt in overtime and lost 27-26 to Otsego in Wolverine Conference football Friday night.

The Chieftains (3-3) and Bulldogs (4-2) were deadlocked at 20-20 at the end of regulation.

Dowagiac got the ball first in overtime and scored on a 10-yard pass from Cailyn Murphy to Hunter Williamson. The extra point kicked failed, leaving the door wide open for Otsego.

The Bulldogs took full advantage as Derek Ward caught a 10-yard pass from Owen Watson. Jack Waters connected on the PAT to give Otsego the victory.

The game was close throughout with Dowagiac leading 13-12 after one quarter on Williamson touchdown runs of five and six yards. Aldreon Henderson connected on the first PAT, but the Chieftains failed on the two-point conversion after its second touchdown.

Neither team scored in the second and third quarters.

Otsego scored first in the fourth quarter to take a 20-13 lead before Dashawn Brooks hauled in a 12-yard pass from Murphy to tie the score at 20-20 after the Henderson kick.

The Chieftains outgained the Bulldogs 328 to 283 in total offense, Dowagiac threw for 249 yards as Murphy was 12-of-20 with a pair of touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.

D.J. Lanier caught two passes for 75 yards and Brooks five passes for 71 yards.

Dave Collier led the team in rushing with 35 yards. Williamson finished with 24 yards. He also caught a pair of passes for 22 yards.

The Chieftains return to Chris Taylor-Alumni Field Friday night for its homecoming game against Sturgis.

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