Hart football falls in overtime to Antelope Valley – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – California News

Hart football falls in overtime to Antelope Valley – Santa Clarita Valley Signal – California News

By Nate Graham
For The Signal

Hart football fell to Antelope Valley 44-38 at College of the Canyons in a back-and-forth battle that forced overtime.

It looked like it was going to be a rough night for the Indians, as the Antelopes jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter.

Hart’s DJ Palmer (3) puts Hart in the lead as he scores in the final moments of the first half against Antelope Valley at COC on Friday. Dan Watson/For The Signal

On the first possession of the game for the Antelopes (2-1), sophomore running back Jermaine Marshall took a handoff 47 yards for a touchdown.

On the first play of the next Indians possession, senior quarterback JT Shrout threw an interception that was returned for an easy touchdown.

Marshall would strike again on the next possession, scoring a two-yard rushing touchdown for the Antelopes.

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After allowing the Antelopes to score 20 unanswered in the first quarter, the Indians (1-2) were able to score an unanswered 25 points of their own in the second.

It started with a lucky break for the Indians as the Antelopes punter stepped out of the end zone, which caused a safety and gave the Indians their first points.

After the safety, the Indians went on to score two passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and kick one field goal in the second quarter alone to give them the 25-20 lead at the half.

However, once the second half started, the Indians seemed like the same team that allowed 20 unanswered points.

A five-yard pass gave Antelope Valley six points and shaved the Indians lead to 28-26 in the third quarter.

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