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and di­min­ish New­ton’s lead to 158 af­ter the ex­tra point. New­ton came right back to score on a 75-yard burst for a touch­down by McCray and New­ton led 22-8 with 2:36 left in the “Demetrius [McCray] played a heck of a ball game,” Ram head coach Nick Collins said. “He’s a good leader and he did a lot of great things for us. I can’t say enough about him.” Redan scored on its next pos­ses­sion, 70 yards on six plays capped off with a 25-yard touch­down pass from Dan-Fa­dio to Travis Ben­ton and the Raiders were within eight points at 22-14 af­ter the PAT with of play. Redan’s of­fense took over in the sec­ond quar­ter as it went on an Af­ter a long run back set New- the Raider 35. Redan stopped New­ton at the 35, forc­ing the Rams to punt with half. Redan ad­vanced the ball to the New­ton 40, but the Ram de­fense dug in to stop the Raiders’ threat. New­ton got the ball back and went on a 60-yard scor­ing drive to re­take the lead. Af­ter con­vert­ing the 2-point con­ver­sion, New­ton took a 30-22 lead to the locker room at the half. Both de­fenses tight­ened in the sec­ond half, but New­ton man­aged to score to take 36-22 lead with 9:03 left to play. Redan man­aged to score but failed the two-point con­ver­sion at­tempt and New­ton led 36-28 with 7:42 left. Redan scored again af­ter their de­fense stopped New­ton at its own 40-yard line. Sims took a hand­off and went 40 yards for the score and con­verted the two-point play to tie the game at 36 with 4:20 re­main­ing. Nei­ther team could score in the - ing the game into over­time. pos­ses­sion in over­time. The Ram de­fense held the Raiders as Dean­dre Rashada picked off a Raider pass at­tempt to give the ball over to the Ram of­fense. ball down to the Raider one, set­ting up a D.J. Hill 1-yard burst up the mid­dle to give the Rams a 4236 re­gion victory. “I’ll take an ugly win over a pretty de­feat any day, “ said Collins. I don’t know what hap­pened, my de­fense shocked me.”

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