An Overton High School team that had planned for big things in 2017 might very well still accomplish them, but they are out of the gate this season a bit slow.
The Mustangs took a 15-8 lead into the locker room at halftime of their home game Friday night against James Bowie’s Pirates, but the Pirates made some serious halftime adjustments, outscored Overton 38-7 in the second half, and sailed to a 46-22 win.
The loss drops Overton to 0-2 this season. They’ll host Carlisle next Friday night.
Against Bowie, Overton wasted little time scoring on their first drive. Luke Osburn hooked up with J.J. Washington on a 69-yard pass with 10:33 left in the first. Michael Barron’s extra point made it 7-0.
On the Pirates’ second possession of the second quarter, they took over at Overton’s 24-yard-line and scored, taking the lead with a two-point conversion (8-7).
Overton responded with a 53-yard scoring drive, with the big gainers from Osburn to Shawn Sartors and a 12-yard screen to Nathan Palmer, who scored on a 1-yard sweep. Osburn passed to Jordan Taylor for the two to make it 15-8, the eventual halftime score.
Bowie opened the second half with a seven-play, 64-yard scoring drive and converted to retake the lead.
Again the Mustangs responded, this time with a 66-yard scoring drive with 5:33 left in the third. Osburn connected with Sartors in the right corner of the end zone for a 20-yard touchdown. Barron’s kick made it 22-16.
From there, it was all Bowie: 30 unanswered points and two interceptions to seal the win.