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The South Oldham Dragons wasted little time showing a flair the dramatic in their 2012 campaign, pulling out a memorable 41-35 last second win in the opener against Bullitt Central.
Better still are the circumstances surrounding it.
Playing without starting quarterback Jack Sherry, who was suspended prior to the game, the Dragons turned to junior quarterback Chase Lightfoot for a spark on their final drive. And did he deliver.
Facing a fourth and 15 at midfield with time winding down, Lightfoot connected with running back TiCorian Williams for a huge first down to give the Dragons' life. Williams kept the ball rolling on the next play. another big gain to push the ball to within 10 yards of paydirt.
That's when things would get interesting.
After their initial pass into the endzone was dropped with less than 10 seconds to go, South gambled on the game-winner a second time, lofting a fade to receiver Nick Reid with no time on the clock. They wouldn't be disappointed twice as Reid was able to come down with it to break the tie and give the Dragons their first win of the season.
The fact that his team was able to fight through the loss of Sherry, one of their leaders, says a lot about his team, South head coach Jamie Reed said.
Lightfoot connected on 16 of his 25 passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns in the win as South out gained Bullitt Central 380-248 in total yards.
The Dragons will return to the field next Saturday as they travel to North Hardin for am 8 p.m. game with Meade County in the Joe Jaggers Bowl