ELLICOTTVILLE, N.Y. — Playing in a driving rainstorm, Clymer lost a heartbreaker last night 14-12 in the Class D Bowl game at Ellicottville.
The Pirates got to the half yard-line twice in the last 19 seconds, including the last play of the game, only to be denied.
Dan Wiggers scored first on a 1-yard touchdown, the PAT failing.
Ellicottville, just 1-6 entering he game, tied it on a quarterback sneak by Brian McNeal and took the lead on a run by Pat Folland.
Clymer led 12-8 on Nick Heil’s 7-yard run in the third period.
E-ville took the lead again on a 5-yard run by Fooland.
A fake punt, on a fourth-and-eight play, helped the hosts run valuable time off the clock
The Pirates, ending 4-4, got the ball and drove it to inside the one with time running out — but were called for an illegal shift. Heil then tried a sweep from the five and one half yard-line but was stopped inches short and the game ended.
Ellicottville moves into the D championship game is Thursday at Southwestern High School.