PY Football: Mustangs fall in overtime 20-18

Bill Loveland
Penn Yan's go to player for the day, #39 John Martisch runs through the line with tacklers close at hand.

The Mustang football squad fell in overtime to Waterloo last Saturday afternoon. Penn Yan's homecoming game finished with a 20-18 score in favor of the Indians.

Penn Yan led 6-0 at halftime. Waterloo scored their two regulation touchdowns in a 2:15 span in the third quarter to push the score to 12-6, but a John Martisch 34 yard run in the fourth quarter pushed the score back to deadlock at 12-12. With the two point conversion failing and a Mustang drive coming up short late in the fourth quarter, Penn Yan and Waterloo went into overtime still tied 12-12. Waterloo got the ball first, scored a touchdown and earned the two point conversion. Junior Rion Davison scored on a 20 yard pass from Bloom, but Penn Yan's two point conversion attempt was stuffed, ending the game with Waterloo victorious at 20-18.

Junior running back John Martisch led Penn Yan with an astounding 39 carries for 178 yards and a touchdown. Junior quarterback Shane Bloom threw two touchdowns, with junior Rion Davison and senior tight end Jimmy Burdette both hauling in a touchdown pass. Jakuar Ali led Waterloo with 15 carries for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

This is the second game this season Penn Yan has taken into overtime and lost.

Penn Yan is home against Wayne this Friday in their last home game of the year.

The Mustangs fall to 0-4 on the year.