Isaiah Bowser rushed 31 times for 266 yards and two touchdowns, and it was his last score that proved to be the difference with 1:54 left as the Sidney (Ohio) Yellowjackets battled back for a 49-42 win over Tipp City Tippecanoe.
It was Bowser's 71-yard breakthrough that gave Sidney the lead with less than two minutes to play in the final quarter. Caleb Harris grabbed an interception at the Tippecanoe 25-yard line with 37 seconds left to put the game away for the Jackets.
“The line had a good block for me, I saw the hole and took off,” Bowser said. “Nobody could slow me down.” He added, “We got it done at the end. We got that touchdown and a big stop to get the win.”
Sidney trailed Tippecanoe by one point at halftime but fought back fast. After the teams traded punts early in the third quarter, Bowser scored his first touchdown with 4:20 left. A two-point conversion gave Sidney a 28-21 lead.
Bowser’s 1,900 rushing yards on the season already set a new school record and he has three games left to play. It also explains much of the Yellowjackets' 7-0 record (2-0 in the Great Western Ohio Conference's North division), which is their best since 1974.
Sidney will remain at home for a game against Troy this weekend.
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