Darrius Lee scored his third touchdown of the night on a 17-yard run and the Mansfield Lake Ridge defense clamped down when it mattered most, securing an epic 49-42 double overtime 5A Division I Region II win over Crowley at the Gopher-Warrior Bowl.
Mansfield Lake Ridge will play Dallas Samuell in the area round next. Samuell defeated Molina 60-7.
Crowley led 21-7 at halftime, but each team scored on explosive plays to knot the game at 35-35 as time in regulation expired.
Key players: Lake Ridge quarterback Jason Bean rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown. Crowley quarterback Rodrick Williams ran for 209 yards on 36 carries and three touchdowns. Mook Haley had 155 yards and Jamerian Biscoe rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns.
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Key stat: Mansfield Lake Ridge passed for 235 yards 2 TDs.
Records: Crowley: 9-3; Mansfield Lake Ridge: 7-4