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Plainfield South football's fate changes in 2 snaps

Oswego East kicks game-winning field goal in OT, wins 6-3

Plainfield South quarterback Jackson Howarth (11) tries to scramble around Oswego East defensive lineman Sebastian Laskowski (43) during Friday's Southwest Prairie Conference game at Oswego East.
Plainfield South quarterback Jackson Howarth (11) tries to scramble around Oswego East defensive lineman Sebastian Laskowski (43) during Friday's Southwest Prairie Conference game at Oswego East.

OSWEGO – The Plainfield South defense shut down Oswego East for nearly four full quarters of action on Friday night, but it took just two bad snaps to change the Cougars' fate in a 6-3 overtime loss on the road.

With minutes left in regulation, Plainfield South's Cristian Carrillo was forced to chase down a high snap on a fourth-down punt attempt and was tackled at the Cougar 13-yard line. The short field set up Oswego East's game-tying field goal with 47 seconds to play and sent the game into overtime.

Plainfield South (2-3, 2-1 Southwest Prairie) lost the coin toss and sent its offense onto the field first to start overtime, but running back Jake Maher was stopped behind the line of scrimmage and an incomplete pass attempt set up a fourth down on the 15.

A bad snap once again left Carrillo scrambling, and the play resulted in an incomplete pass after a hopeful toss down field.

Plainfield South sacked backup quarterback Jackson Piatek on the 20-yard line on second down, and Oswego East (3-2) sent Chase Bruns back onto the field to complete the 37-yard field goal and give the Wolves the victory.

The pair of field goals came after three previous misses in the game.

Plainfield South's field goal was set up by Jordan Eskridge's interception with 7:23 to play in the third quarter. The Cougars put together an eight-play, 30-yard scoring drive capped off by Enrique Carbajal's 22-yarder that was tipped by Oswego East, but wobbled through the uprights.

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