Fremont tops Syracuse in overtime; returns to state 5-A championship game

Nov 11 2011 - 3:18pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Fremont High recorded a thrilling 21-14 overtime win over rival Syracuse on Friday in the state 5-A football semifinals at Utah's Rice-Eccles Stadium.

The Silver Wolves (10-2) will play the winner of this afternoon's Lone Peak-Jordan contest for the state title next Friday.

Syracuse tied the game with six minutes to play in regulation.

In overtime, Fremont's Nick Vigil ran the ball four straight times. On the fifth play, he tossed a TD pass to Rowdy Stucki.

The Fremont defense then held Syracuse out of the end zone -- barely -- to secure the victory. On the game's final play, Syracuse receiver Logan Chapman caught a pass and stretched the ball toward the goal line. Officials ruled he did not break the goal. 

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