The Chargers trailed until about the 3:30 mark of the 4th quarter when Andrew Simon delivered a clutch 30-yard field goal to tie the score 24-24. Both teams endured a twenty-some minute delay when the Atwood Stadium lights went out with 55 seconds to go in regulation.
Heritage raced to a 17-0 lead in the first half but Powers found its game and completed the comeback in double-overtime when QB Zack Talovich scampered 10 yards to defeat the Hawks, 37-34. The TD run finished a monster game for Talovich who threw for 233 yards (touchdown passes to Joey Zorn and Julian Wiggins and Joey Zorn) and ran for 110 yards of the Chargers 255-yard rushing attack. Kaden Nelson ran for 90 yards and two TD’s and Zorn led the receivers with 9 catches for 97 yards.
The Charger defense was spearheaded by Kelson Connors and Carson Snyder who were in on 14 and 10 tackles respectively.
All in all, the contest was an epic comeback victory that required the Chargers to dig deep in all phases of the game. We will need the same fighting spirit this week as Powers Catholic goes on the road to take on a tough Bay City Central team on Friday night.