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Tigers now 7-2 in OT games

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Due to the need to file the story for Saturday's edition from a place that had electricity, the Tribune wasn't able to access its records following Fort Scott High School's 35-32 double-overtime victory over Columbus. This meant that we couldn't present you with some facts about that game that we would have normally tucked into a notes section at the end of the summary.

For instance, Fort Scott is now 7-2 all-time in overtime games since the Kansas State High School Activities Association implemented the rule for the 1972 season. The Tigers are 6-1 in OT games on the road and are 3-0 in games that go to double overtime.

Columbus is just one of two schools that the Tigers have faced in two overtime games. Fort Scott has won both of them, the other a 14-11 double-OT verdict at Columbus on Oct. 18, 1985.

This game was Fort Scott's first OT game since 1987. The Tigers lost at Labette County, 8-0, on Sept. 11 of that year. It was their first overtime victory since beating Chanute, 6-0, at Frary Field on Oct. 24, 1986, and first on the road since that 1985 game against Columbus.

Columbus is now 7-7 all time in overtime games.

Also, the 32 points Fort Scott allowed tied for the most the Tigers have ever allowed in a game they won. Labette County scored 32 points in a game held at Frary Field on Sept. 27, 2007. That was a game the Tigers won on the final play of regulation, 33-32, when Matt Wheeler hit Alex Bowman on a 36-yard touchdown pass.

Fort Scott also won Friday's game on the final play as Johnathan Stark hit Straton Hunziker from 10 yards out on the Tigers' first play of its possession of the second overtime.

Fort Scott's only other overtime loss came on Sept. 11, 1981, when Chanute took a 22-21 victory.

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