Boyle wins title game thriller

By now you know that Boyle County has won the Class 4A championship with a 42-39 double-0vertime victory over Lone Oak in a game that should go down as the most thrilling title game victory ever by an Advocate-area team and one of the most exciting in the history of the state finals.

The Rebels’ victory, clinched with a touchdown run by Boone Goldsmith on fourth down-and-1 foot and set up by Patrick Barsotti’s 38-yard field goal with 4 seconds left in regulation, was remarkable both because of the way they came from behind — they trailed 22-7 at halftime and 29-13 early in the fourth quarter — and because of the drama that surrounded the end of regulation and the two overtimes.

This was only the ninth game out of 189 in state finals history that has been decided in overtime, and only the second to go past a first overtime. (Breathitt County defeated Franklin-Simpson 42-35 in double-overtime in the 1995 2A final.) It’s the second overtime final involving an area team. (Harrodsburg lost to Beechwood 21-14 in OT in the 1996 1A final.)

The Advocate sports team is hard at work producing content that will appear online later today at and in a special four-page wraparound surrounding Sunday’s sports section in the print edition.

For now, you can view the final statistics from the game here or here.

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