Prep football: Corner Canyon survives vs. Olympus
By Eric Butler
Special to The TribuneFirst published Sep 20 2013 10:37PM
Olympus kicker Ben Anderson already had made the toughest kind of extra point with nine minutes left in the game.
But it was the routine attempt in the last seconds of the Titans’ home game with Corner Canyon that proved to be the difference Friday night.
The visiting Chargers left Olympus High with a 17-16 victory when Anderson’s PAT went wide left with 7 seconds remaining on the clock.
Anderson, who also connected on a 29-yard field goal in the first quarter, booted a 35-yard extra point strong and true — a long attempt made necessary when Olympus was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after Ben Seagle on a 7-yard run with 8 minutes, 51 seconds remaining.
"I thought it was blocked at first when everybody was freaking out. It was a shock, but it was awesome," said Corner Canyon running back Riley Ogden, who finished with 88 yards rushing. "It was pretty scary there at the end, but I knew we could get it done,"
After losing its first three games this season, each by margins of a touchdown or less, Corner Canyon (2-3, 2-0) has won its first two games in Region 7 and handed Olympus (3-1, 0-1) its first loss of the season.
Chargers quarterback Michael Ebeling found Izaac Brinton for a 7-yard TD pass in the first period.
Ebeling broke loose from the Titans defense for a 7-yard scoring run on the first play of the fourth quarter.
That gave Corner Canyon a 17-3 lead, but Olympus rebounded quickly. Seagle’s ensuing TD was set up in large part by a successful hook-and-ladder third-down play. Lineman Miles Henry-Davis caught the lateral and rumbled 26 yards to the Chargers’ 15.
The last touchdown of the game came when Titans quarterback Chase Manning found Connor Haller from a yard out, but the extra point missed.
"That was a very good team we beat — well-disciplined, well-coached," Corner Canyon coach Don Eck said. "They’re two-time reigning region champs. It’s a great win for this young program."