RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Not all unbeaten records are created equal. Both Radford and Gretna come in 2-0, but the Bobcats are without star running back PJ Prioleau and linebacker Justice Mitchell after knee injuries ended their season.
But no time for tears, cause only one team can walk away undefeated from our spotlight game of the week!
Radford's leading rusher in 2018 watching from the sidelines, done for the year.
Nothing doing in the 1st quarter, let's start in the 2nd...play action pass finds Daelyn Miller and he's off to the races, 64 yards, Gretna takes a 7-0 lead.
Later in the quarter, Hawks drive stalls, De'Andre Miller out to punt, handles a tough snap, high booming kick to Xavier Cobbs, and we're gonna' have to speed this up, cuz Cobbs can't be stopped. All the way down inside the red zone on the punt return, and that sets up the sophomore, Darius Wesley-Brubeck, stepping up in Prioleu's absence to tie this one up at 7.
It stayed that way until the third quarter... Bobcats driving, QB Zane Rupe breaks a couple tackles, finds a seam and he is gone...long touchdown run puts Radford up 14-7.
Next possession, handoff to Taelyn Miller, and he breaks loose for a 70 yard score of his own...and once again we're tied up at 14 apiece.
Good one cooking here in Radford, let's fast forward to the end of the 4th quarter, Gretna has it with less than 2 minutes to play... QB Tabron Mabins looking end zone, pass broken up but the flags come flying...PI sets up the Hawks for a game-winning field goal attempt, but it goes wide right, and we're flipping again.
OVERTIME between the Hawks and Bobcats. Gretna goes first, and with a pitch out to Cameron Mabins the Hawks find the end zone, a PAT would put them back up 7 but on the attempt, this time it goes wide left, so the door is open for the Bobcats.
On the first play from scrimmage, Wesley-Brubeck punches it in, and now an extra point would seal the deal, the entire student section anxiously waiting, Bobcats third-string long snapper Ashley Burdette with a perfect snap, the kick is good, and it's time for a good old-fashioned field storming.
Bobcats take this one in overtime, 21-20 over Gretna.
A missed extra point was the difference in a phenomenal spotlight game of the week. Gretna will return home to face Campbell while Radford hits the road to take on Giles on Thursday night.