EAST­SIDE

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the War Ea­gles up by two touch­downs at half­time.

Af­ter a score­less third quar­ter, the Ea­gles started to chip away at the War Ea­gles’ lead.

Ch­es­ta­tee stopped East­side on a fourt­hand- 21 play, but af­ter a rough­ing- the- passer penalty, the Ea­gles had first- and- goal on the 6. Two plays later, East­side scored with a 2- yard run from Ja­mondi Smith to cap a 15- play drive.

Ja­mondi Smith tal­lied a team- high 208 yards and three touch­downs on nine car­ries.

East­side forced a Ch­es­ta­tee punt and scored on an­other long run from Ja­mondi Smith, a 61- yard dash up the mid­dle.

Si­jiye scored in the fourth quar­ter to give the War Ea­gles a 42- 35 lead, but East­side re­sponded yet again with a 1- yard TD run from Alex Smith.

The game was tied for the last 3: 22 and the teams headed to over­time.

The War Ea­gles won the coin toss and took the ball. Si­jiye scored his sec­ond touch­down of the night on an 8- yard run. The two­point con­ver­sion put Ch­es­ta­tee up 50- 42.

“Our coaches work with us and we have to trust them,” Si­jiye said.

East­side scored on each of its over­time pos­ses­sions on 8- and 15- yard runs by Alex Smith and Ja­mondi Smith, re­spec­tively. It tied the game with a 2- point con­ver­sion on the first, but failed to con­vert on the sec­ond and led by six.

The War Ea­gles sput­tered on their first three plays on of­fense in the sec­ond over­time and set up a fourth- and- 10 on the 15.

Ch­es­ta­tee called time­out, where coach Lutrell told Kelly he would be open in the back cor­ner of the end zone.

“Coach told me to keep block­ing and they would call your num­ber,” Kelly said.

“Kelly is a play­maker, who works hard, who has grown and ma­tured in this sys­tem,” Lutrell said. “I knew that he was go­ing to make the play.”

Kelly ex­e­cuted his wheel route to per­fec­tion. De­graff launched a prayer from the 20 and, “the ball hung in the air for­ever,” he said of his pass.

“I don’t know how it got there, but ei­ther way, how­ever it did, it fell into his hands,” Si­jiye said of Arthur’s catch.

“I am just glad it is over and we are com­ing out on top,” Lutrell said. “East­side is a school with a rich tra­di­tion and this will send a strong mes­sage to the rest of the teams in our new re­gion.”

East­side trav­els Madi­son County day.

The Red Raiders have lost all four of their games this sea­son, to the av­er­age score of 30.5- 6.5, and the fi­nal three of the 2012 slate.

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