The teams had to wait of couple of extra days to play, but for the fans, it was well-worth the wait as Summerville upset Fort Dorchester 43-42 in double overtime to capture the Region 8-AAAAA title Monday night. The game was originally schedule for Friday, but was postponed due to the possibility of bad weather.
After Fort Dorchester took a 42-35 lead during its possession in the second overtime, Summerville decided that it would go for two if it scored during it possession. After Summerville quarterback Johnathan Bennett scored on a ten yard run to make it 42-41, the Green Wave went to a little trickery that ended with Bennett catching the two-point conversion from back-up QB Andre Banks.
WATCH: A finish for the ages: Summerville goes for 2 in double overtime and beats Ft. Dorchester on to claim the region championship. Green Wave win it on a play they originated and the @Eagles used to win the Super Bowl@WaveSportsMedia @Wave_Athletics @SCHSL @SummervilleFB pic.twitter.com/2W95rUKlir
— Chris l Live 5 News (@ChrisObarski) October 30, 2018
The victory capped a comeback that saw Summerville down by 25 points in the first half.
Fort Dorchester entered the game ranked No. 3 in the High School Football America South Carolina Top 10.