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Salisbury football survives frantic fourth quarter

SALISBURY — The Salisbury School Crimson Knights defeated the visiting Trinity-Pawling Pride 19-15 Saturday afternoon, Sept. 17.

Most of the scoring took place in the fourth quarter, which began with Salisbury leading 6-0 from a touchdown pass from quarterback Brady O’Sullivan to receiver Teddy Williams at 8:29 in the second quarter. (The extra point attempt was no good.)

The teams went back and forth in the third quarter without scoring, and as the fourth quarter began, the Pride’s Braden Root rumbled into the end zone. The extra point was good and Trinity-Pawling led, 7-6.

Salisbury running back Brandon Daley scored at 3:57 (two-point attempt failed) and the Crimson Knights had a 12-7 lead.

Trinity-Pawling quickly responded. A third down and eight play from the Salisbury 32 yard line was broken up by the Crimson Knight’s Pierce Bowlin, and the Salisbury fans began to relax.

But on fourth down, a scrambling Kyle West heaved a bomb into a crowded end zone, and somehow the Pride’s Lucas Hunter caught it for the touchdown. Root converted the two-point conversion, and the visitors were up 15-12 with a little under two minutes to go.

O’Sullivan connected with Williams again with 33.8 seconds left, and with the extra point Salisbury led 19-15.

With seconds left, Trinity-Pawling took one last shot, but a touchdown from Tony Provenza with 3.4 seconds left was nullified by a holding call.

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