Hastings comes from behind to earn 21-14 OT win at Lexington
LEXINGTON, NE - The Hastings offense, which was in hibernation for most of the season, woke up from its slumber just in time on Friday nigh tin Lexington.
The Tigers (1-4) had scored 7 points over the first 19 quarters of the season. They found their rhythm in the 4th quarter against the Minutemen (0-5). Down 14-0, Hastings took over at their own 20-yard-line with 10:50 left in the game. Quarterback Tucker Synek engineered an 80-yard scoring drive that took just 2:34 to make it a one-possession game. The sophomore recovered from multiple low snaps to scramble and make big plays.
The Hastings defense forced a three-and-out on the next Lexington drive to force a punt. Then, Synek marched the Tigers 55 yards over two minutes to tie the game up. He connected with Kooper Kohl on a pass down the left sideline to even the score.
After driving 50 yards, Lexington missed a field goal in the final 10 seconds to send the game to overtime.
The Tigers needed just two plays to score in the extra period. Naz Robinson ran it in from two yards out to give Hastings the lead. Lexington couldn't move the football and quarterback Daven Naylor threw an incomplete pass on 4th down to end the game.
Lexington owned the momentum through the first three quarters. Naylor threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jase Carpenter in the first half and found Carpenter for an 85-yard score in the second half.
Hastings (1-4)... 0, 0, 0, 14, 7 = 21
Lexington (0-5)... 0, 7, 0, 7, 0 = 14