A back and forth titanic struggle between arch rivals Hanover and Atlee came down, as it should, to the game's final play.
Last season, the kicking and punting of Joseph Pulisic was instrumental in Atlee's 24-14 win over Hanover, a signature victory in the tenure of head coach Roscoe Johnson.
A year later, special teams came back to haunt the Raiders. Multiple two-point conversion tries failed, and, with three seconds left, Chandler Crescentini pushed a 26-yard field goal attempt to send the game into overtime wide right, and the Hanover Hawks survived 35-32 over Atlee.
The Hawks (1-1, 4-1) were again without Sam Rogers, recovering from finger surgery last week. The Raiders (1-1, 3-2) fell just short of a second straight regular season win over Hanover.
Both teams are and will be in the thick of the Division 5 playoff race over the next five weeks.
REMINDER: You can relive this classic by listening to the special delayed broadcast of Atlee/Hanover Saturday at 12Noon on WHAN Radio, 102.9 FM and 1430 AM. After the game, stay tuned for a special LIVE postgame show, where Rob Witham, the voice of Hanover County High School Football, will break down the first half of the season, and the Division 5 playoff race and we get set for the homestretch of the regular season!
Patrick Henry 45, Douglas Freeman 28 (BIG road win, Patriots' first victory of 2012!)
Lee-Davis 42, Henrico 12 (homecoming romp as the Confederates move to 3-2!)
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