Forty eight minutes just wasn’t enough time for Perry’s football team whose score in double overtime lifted them past the host North Polk Comets.
At Alleman last Friday, Aug. 25, the Bluejays (1-0) and Comets (0-1) conducted an all out slugfest that didn’t end when the final quarter did.
It took the visiting Bluejays their final touchdown score in the second overtime for the 38-31 thrilling victory.
Alexis Garrido, Bluejays’ starting quarterback, was one of the team’s instrumental pieces - especially in overtime.
He finished the night completing 15 of his 26 attempts for 184 yards, while throwing for three scores, running for another and committing two interceptions for a 139.8 QB rating.
After regulation both teams found themselves knotted at 24. Per IHSAA rules, in overtime each team receives the ball on their opponent’s 10-yard line. Each team will be given a chance to score, which either continues extra time or a winner is determined.
In the first overtime the Comets managed a quick score and with a good PAT they took a short lived 31-24 lead. The Bluejays answered with a successful score and PAT that forced another overtime.
The Bluejays did the most in the second overtime when they had the ball first. They scored their final touchdown of the night, which was the eventual game winner.
All night Garrido had eyes for just two of his teammates, Reece Dunlap and Brandon Kenyon who combined for 18 of the team’s 38 points.
Dunalp caught eight passed for 118 yards and two scores including a 55-yard grab. Kenyon caught seven passed for 66 yards and a score.
Fellow Bluejay Mark Campos carried the rushing load. He ran for 89 yards on 19 attempts and scored on a two-yard run.
Campos also led the team defensively with a team high 10 total tackles including a solo sack. As a team the defensive unit tallied 49.5 total tackles - nine for a loss, and two sacks.
The team hits the road this Friday when they travel to Nevada to face off against the 1-0 Cubs.