Ramsey squared gives Unaka the edge versus Cosby in overtime, 34-28

Published 1:05 am Saturday, August 31, 2019

STONEY CREEK- Something special was in the air on Friday evening as Cosby headed into Stoney Creek looking for their second win of the season following an overtime win against Hancock County.
Unaka was in a similar position as they wanted to spark some momentum after their tough loss against North Greene. The magic adrift would turn out to be an overtime doozy.
Cosby fielded the opening kick off with for a minimal gain and started their opening drive at their own 40-yard line. 
Eagles quarterback Hunter Workman kicked things off in style with a 60-yard juke and jive rushing touchdown for the first score of the game on the first play from scrimmage.
Following a successful two-point conversion, Cosby led the game 8-0. 
It was the Rangers turn to take control with Logan Benway taking the opening kickoff back for a decent return setting the Rangers up in great field position.
The opening play for the Ranger offense saw the quarterback to quarterback connection as Landon Ramsey found Daniel Shearl on what would be the start of a very popular theme of the game. 
Unaka would then dink and dunk their way down the field until being held to a big third down by Cosby. Ramsey would then look to his brother, Devin Ramsey, for a 24-yard connection and a massive Rangers first down.
Following three abysmal plays, the Ramsey to Ramsey connection would be rekindled on a 4th down conversion for a 14-yard touchdown. After an unsuccessful two-point conversion, Cosby led 8-6.
Cosby would have an answer, however, when Caleb Lawson would cap off a 51-yard drive with an eight-yard rush for the touchdown. Workman would punch in the two-point conversion to make the score 16-6.
Unaka bounced back with a fairly lengthy drive, but ultimately Daniel Shearl was forced to punt the ball away for the Rangers and Cosby would take over at the 44. 
After a short loss from Workman, he would dial up a deep ball but Devin Ramsey would be there to pick him off at the Unaka 18-yard line. 
Landon Ramsey would find Devin yet again on the first play of the drive hitting him deep on a 36-yard bomb. A couple of plays later Landon Ramsey would find Daniel Shearl for 30 more yards.
The drive would be capped off two plays later as Logan Benway would punch in the ball from a yard out, but the two-point conversion wouldn’t be successful. 
The score would remain 16-12 going into the half with Cosby leading. This lead was short-lived out of the half as Daniel Shearl would find Devin Ramsey for 50 yards on a reverse pass.
One play later, Shearl would be on the receiving end of a touchdown from Landon Ramsey. After a successful two-point conversion Unaka led 20-16.
Cosby would then take the ball on a long drive as Workman continued to show his magic against the Unaka defense. The drive would eventually stall out though as the boys from Stoney Creek finally started to put a lid on Workman. 
After a failed fourth-down conversion, Unaka would take over and the Logan Benway show would begin as he would carry the ball seven times on an Unaka drive that would span over seven minutes all the way into the fourth quarter.
Benway capped off the drive with his second rushing touchdown of the evening. The Rangers would punch in the two-point conversion to make the score 28-16. But Cosby would not go quietly.
Following a kickoff out of bounds, Workman would go deep finding wideout Jeremy Wise for the 65-yard touchdown and after a failed two-point conversion the Eagles narrowed the gap to 28-22. 
Unaka’s rough stretch would continue on the next drive as Ramsey to Ramsey was complete, but Devin would cough up the ball and the Eagles would recover.
The very next play, Workman found Anthony Thomas for 18 yards and another Cosby touchdown leveling the score at 28.
Cosby would then convert a successful onside kick but the Unaka defensive line would finally find the penetration necessary to continually knock back the Eagles.
On fourth and 8, Nick Bowers would come up with a huge sack letting the Rangers take over on downs.
After an Unaka four and out, Cosby would once again look to Workman, who would finish with 137 passing yards, to build a drive.
After two big passes in a row, he would go deep into the end zone only to once again be denied by Devin Ramsey.
Unaka would fake a punt to keep the next drive alive but couldn’t find the end zone before time ran out pushing the game into overtime. 
In overtime, Logan Benway would take over running the ball three straight times and punching the ball into the end zone giving the Rangers a 34-28 following a failed two-point conversion. 
Cosby picked it up at the 10 and Workman went to work but was met with more of the same from Unaka as the Rangers blew up the backfield two plays in a row to force a long third and goal. 
The game would end when big number 60, Nathaniel Oakes, would pressure Workman into a bad throw which was picked off yet again by Devin Ramsey who would finish with 152 receiving yards and three interceptions.
The win comes just days after a tough loss to North Greene in which the offense struggled. The offensive line played much better protecting Landon Ramsey as he threw for just shy of 200 yards. Shearl also threw a 50-yard bomb for the Rangers.
It was a complete team performance and everyone played their role in ensuring a victory despite some mistakes and turnovers.
Next up for the Rangers is a date at home with Hancock County next Friday at 7:30. Unaka will look to build more momentum before their three-game road trip to follow.

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