Titans fall to Bishop Hartley
Friday, November 16, 2012 7:07 PM
PIQUA - The battle between the number one and number two ranked teams in Division IV lived up to its billing Friday night at Alexander Stadium in Piqua.
Ottawa-Glandorf's Tristan Parker (24) battles for some tough yards as a pair of Bishop Hartley defenders bring him down during their regional final game.
Columbus Bishop Hartley, the number one ranked team, and Ottawa-Glandorf, ranked number two, went toe to toe before the Hawks took advantage of a Titan turnover in the fourth quarter to post a 41-31 win in their Region 14 regional final contest. The win sends the Hawks to the state semi-finals against Clinton-Massie next Friday. O-G saw an excellent season end at 12-1.
Bishop Hartley had a 34-31 lead in the fourth quarter after Marcellus Calhoun scored on a nine yard run with 5:16 left. Ottawa-Glandorf took over at their own 25 and picked up on a first down on a nine yard run by Caleb Siefker. On the next play, O-G fumbled the ball with Hartley recovering at the O-G 37. The Hawks sealed their win when Calhoun scored on a two yard run with 2:16 left.
The Titans drove to the Hartley 19 where they attempted a 36 yard field goal. The field goal sailed wide left and the Hawks ran out the remaining time to end the game.
O-G had a 17-14 halftime lead as Siefker kicked a 29 yard field goal with 1:02 left in the first half. The two teams traded scores in the second half before the Hawks scored on back-to-back possessions to end the game.