The Gar-Field Indians' varsity football team was victorious last night at the cross-town Stonewall Jackson Raiders' home stadium in what was an exciting match-up. Both teams battled it out all night, and spent most of the game tied.
Gar-Field's junior runningback David Bailey broke the tie at the end of the third quarter taking the lead for the Indians. The Raiders wasted no time in catching up. Raiders' very active and fast CJ Burns immediately helped Stonewall get back at Gar-Field with a 65-yard return on special teams. The Raiders then regained the tie at 20–20.
In the final quarter, Gar-Field's drive toward the goal looked promising, but the ball was torn away from the Indians, resulting in a quarterback fumble for the Indians.
Headed into the final minutes of the fourth quarter, the crowd's energy buzzed in the air. With 40 seconds left go on the clock, Stonewall tried for a field goal from the 35-yard line but the ball fell short of the goal post and Gar-Field regained control of the ball. After both teams were unable to score in the final quarter, the game spilled into overtime.
An alternating possession was played giving both teams a separate attempt at goal from the 10-yard line but it was the Gar-Field Indians that took the game in overtime, 26-20.
Gar-Field will take on North Stafford High at home on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m.