First Posted: 12/2/2007

COLDWATER — There were nearly 1,000 total offensive yards, 35 combined first downs, 111 total points and three overtime periods. The game took more than three hours.Coldwater’s come-from-behind, triple-overtime victory over Kettering Alter, 59-52, in the Division IV regional semifinal game at Piqua was tabbed by many as the area’s most exciting prep football game of the season.Coldwater found themselves down by three touchdowns on three occasions, but still battled back, tying the game and eventually winning in the third OT. A 7-yard TD pass from quarterback Cory Klenke to Tony Harlamert sealed the win for the Cavaliers.Klenke completed 24 of 49 passes for 429 yards and threw seven touchdowns.Coldwater coach John Reed was nearly speechless, immediately following the dramatic victory.“Wow! I’ve been around this for a long time, but I’ve never seen anything like this,” Reed said. “These guys really wanted it. They weren’t about to give up.”Coldwater two-way standout Ryan Geier said he and his teammates were determined to come back in the second half. On the night, Geier caught six passes for 96 yards and had two TDs.“We knew we could win this game,” Geier said. “We weren’t going to give up.”It wasn’t just the way the Cavaliers found ways to make the big plays that was impressive, but rather the way they displayed so much determination throughout the entire game – even when down by three scores.“There was just this continual belief that we would make the big plays and that we would find a way to stop them,” Reed said. “Obviously, we made a lot of big plays. But, to come out and play the way they did was something else.”The dramatic Coldwater victory was not the only nail-biter of that weekend. On the same night, Ada defeated Ayersville 51-50 in a Division VI regional semifinal game at Lima Stadium.The two teams combined for a total of 1,055 yards of offense. Ada quarterback Zac Dysert passed for 266 yards and rushed for another 194 yards.

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