Rams to 3rd Round! 48-45 in OT Howie Chaney and Guest Phil Harris
Key sequence: Joshua Scott’s interception in the waning seconds of regulation forced overtime after Madison Academy had driven from its 27 to the Sylvania 24. It was only the fourth time this season Creehan had been picked off.
Stat sheet: Sylvania – The Rams had 381 yards on the ground and added 187 through the air. Parham finished with 134 yards on 19 rushes. Scott had seven receptions for 128 yards, including the game-tying touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter. Madison Academy – Creehan completed 11-of-14 passes for 156 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Jack Doyle had a game-high 12 tackles. Ken Cherry gained 182 yards on 17 carries; Joshua Williams ran for 77 yards and three touchdowns.
By the numbers: 0, Madison Academy first downs in the third quarter. The Mustangs were held to 4 total yards in the quarter after rolling up 293 yards in the first half. … 2,583, passing yards for Creehan this season, with 25 touchdowns. … 5, years since Sylvania advanced to the state quarterfinals. The Rams fell to Randolph County in the third round in 2017.