Wildcats win overtime thriller over LeMars, 29-22

Tyler Vitzthum scored on a one-yard touchdown run in overtime to lift the Humboldt Wildcat football team to a thrilling, 29-22 victory over LeMars Friday night (Oct. 20) in a Class 3A District One contest in Humboldt. Humboldt, which had the ball first in overtime, stopped the Bulldogs on four tries to hold on for its incredible comeback in which the Wildcats trailed 22-0 at halftime. Humboldt sent the game into overtime when Jamison Heinz teamed up with Eli Sande on a 22-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds left in regulation. Heinz then passed to Sawyer Savery for the two-point conversion to tie the game at 22-22.

The victory, in a regular season finale for both teams, gives Humboldt an overall record of 3-6, 2-5 in district play. LeMars finishes 1-8 overall, 1-6 in district play.

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