The OK White season began for Greenville and Lowell tonight as the Yellowjackets hosted the Red Arrows. Both of these teams entered this contest 0-2 and desperate for a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. Despite getting ahead 21-7 early, and 35-27 late, the Red Arrows were unable to hang on for the win. Greenville’s Jake Rasmussen hauled in the 19-yard catch in overtime to give the Yellowjackets their first win over Lowell since 2010.
This one started early as Jordan Dent rushed for a three yard touchdown to give Lowell the 6-0 advantage. They would extend it to fourteen points as Andy Anschutz hauled in a five yard toss. The two-point try put the Red Arrows up by fourteen.
Greenville would score three of the next four touchdowns in this one to even the score at 21. Jake Rasmussen caught the first touchdown for 85 yards. Right before the half, Ryan Olsen rushed for a 38-yard touchdown to bring Greenville within seven. Cameron Heppe’s ball to Grant Thwaites for 13 yards evened the game at 21.
The Yellowjackets took their first lead late in the third as Ryan Olsen ran for an 18 yard touchdown. The failed extra point caused them to only be up by six. Andy Anschutz and Brett Spanbauer each ran for a touchdown for Lowell to put the Red Arrows ahead by eight points with 1:31 left to play.
With two seconds left to play, quarterback Cameron Heppe rushed for a touchdown to bring the Yellowjackets within two. He handed the ball off to Grant Thwaites to successfully complete the two-point try and even the game at 35 and send it to overtime. In overtime, Cameron Heppe found Jake Rasmussen for a nineteen yard touchdown that would serve as the game-winner.
Greenville improves to 1-2 on the year and 1-0 in the OK White. Next week, they will hit the road to take on league foe Cedar Springs. Lowell drops to 0-3 on the season for the first time since 1992. They will try to get in the win column next week on the road at Zeeland West.
TIME SCORE SCORING PLAY
1Q 8:44 LWL 6-0 Dent 3yd run
2Q 9:12 LWL 14-0 Anschutz 5yd catch
2Q 8:12 LWL 14-7 Rasmussen 85yd catch
2Q 5:37 LWL 21-7 Staley 4yd catch
2Q 2:12 LWL 21-14 Olsen 38yd run
3Q 7:22 Tied 21-21 Thwaites 13yd catch
3Q 1:33 GRN 27-21 Olsen 18yd run
4Q 7:55 LWL 28-27 Anschutz 3yd run
4Q 1:31 LWL 35-27 Spanbauer 7yd run
4Q 0:02 Tied 35-35 Heppe 1yd run
OT GRN 41-35 Rasmussen 19yd catch