CLYMER - The first area overtime game of the football season resulted in the first varsity win for Clymer football coach Dave Bodamer on Saturday.
The Pirates (1-1) rallied by scoring the last 20 points of the game to prevail in the first overtime over Ellicottville (1-1), 20-14, in Class DD.
The Pirates put together a six-play, 76-yard drive and tied it up at 14-14 when Jake Wiggers caught a 33-yard scoring pass from Matt DeStevens with only 13 seconds left in the game.
Clymer’s Jake Wiggers looks for running room during the second quarter of Saturday’s Class DD football game against Ellicottville. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
by Mark L. Anderson
Tom Heiser had an important punt block that set up the first Clymer touchdown on Connor Payne's 12-yard run and DeStevens' conversion run earlier in the final stanza.
In overtime, Ellicottville won the toss and went on defense from the 20. Wiggers, on the second play, found the hole and scored from the 16 for a 20-14 edge. The two-point conversion was missed.
Ellicottville got down to the 5-yard line where Clymer safety Mitch Einink intercepted his second pass to seal the victory. Einink wound up with seven tackles while Heiser had 10 tackles and caused a fumble.
Wiggers rushed for 52 yards in 19 carries and DeStevens was 8-of-15 passing for 124 yards with Heiser catching five passes for 54 yards in the win.
Ellicottville scored on Cam Wilson's 21-yard run in the first quarter and Lorenzo Smith hauled in a 45-yard pass from Wilson in the third in building the lead. Wilson ran in for two points after the first touchdown.
Ellicottville 8 0 6 0 0 - 14
Clymer 0 0 0 14 6 - 20
Ell - Wilson 21 run (Wilson run).
Ell - Smith 45 pass from Wilson (pass failed).
Cly - Payne 12 run (DeStevens run).
Cly - Wiggers 33 pass from DeStevens (run failed).
Cly - Wiggers 16 run (run failed).