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Gardiner 36, Cony 34 (8/26/11)

August 27, 2011

High School football and the Great American Rivalry Series are back in swing and this week’s matchup featured Gardiner vs.Cony in Augusta, Maine.

The first half was an exciting one with Cony taking a 21-13 lead going into halftime.

Gardiner came out of the locker room and scored on their first possession to tie the game at 21-21.

Cony answered the score with a touchdown pass of their own to go ahead 28-21.

At the end of the third quarter Gardiner scored to tie the game at 28 a piece.

The fourth quarter was a defensive stalemate with neither team scoring and the game headed to overtime with the score tied at 28-28.

Gardiner started overtime with the ball and scored a touchdown and converted on the two point conversion to make the score 36-28.

Cony took the field looking to answer the Gardiner score. Cony would score a touchdown, but an offensive penalty would erase the score. On fourth down Gardiner was forced to go for the endzone and connected on a touchdown pass. Needing the two point conversion to tie the game Cony lined up, but the two point conversion was stopped. Gardiner would win the game 36-34 in overtime.

Gardiner’s Alonzo Connor would be named the MVP of the game.


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What is the Great American Rivalry Series?

Each fall for over a century, high school football has been the centerpiece for families and communities on Friday night. In 2004, iHigh, Inc. created the Great American Rivalry Series to celebrate this uniquely American sport and the cultural phenomenon of “Friday Night in America.” The Series shines the spotlight on top high school football rivalries across the nation, where long-standing traditions are valued, expectations are sky high, and followers are committed.