Lakeview sneaks by Greyhounds in OT

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm Cathedral quarterback Sam Knowles (10) is hit in the air by Aaron Loe (5) of Lakeview during the second quarter Friday at Johnson Field in New Ulm.

NEW ULM — New Ulm Cathedral’s 2-point extra point attempt in overtime failed as Lakeview overcame a 27-13 half-time deficit to squeak by the Greyhounds 34-33 Friday night in Southwest District football at Johnson Field.

Zach Helget scored four, first-half touchdowns and totaled 162 yards in the first half. Helget ended up for the game with 17 carries for 165 yards and four touchdowns.

Lakeview trailed Cathedral, who did not score in the second half, 27-20 when the Lakers marched 47 yards with six minutes left in the game to tie the contest on a 1-yard run with 1:44 left in the game.

In the overtime, Lakeview scored on its first possession on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Aaron Loe to Billy Errington and a Jacob Meyer kick gave the Lakers a 34-27 lead.

The Greyhounds scored on their possession on a 10-yard pass from quarterback Sam Knowles to Alex Hillesheim.

The Greyhounds elected to go for the 2-point conversion for the win, but Knowles’ pass fell incomplete, giving Lakeview the win.

“It is quite the learning experience when you come out and you have to play in an overtime game,” Cathedral coach Denny Lux said. “I am proud of our guys — we did not quit. This game was a tale of two halfs.”

Cathedral got on the board on its first possession when Helget scored his first touchdown on a 10-yard run.

Lakeview knotted it up on an Elijah Sterner 5-yard run.

Helget followed with two more touchdown runs of 1 and 13 yards before the Lakers’ Loe ran in a score from a yard out.

Helget’s 60-yard spurt to the end zone with 1:39 left in the first half had Cathedral up 27-13 at halftime.

The Greyhounds would not score again until the overtime.

“They changed some things defensively in the second half (Cathedral had one first down in the second half) and we had some new kids out there, and we could not handle what they were giving us,” Lux said. “We played well in the first half, but in the second half they just out-played us.”