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Rules Rule at the Senior Bowl

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CASTLETON, Vt. -

The South rallied from a 16 point third quarter defect to defeat the North team 39-36 Saturday during the annual Senior Bowl at Castleton State College.  The game was tied at 20 at halftime, but the North team took over in the third quarter.  Mount Abraham's Cody Alexander rushed for 2 scores as North  took a 36-20 lead into the fourth quarter.

Early in the fourth quarter, Burr and Burton Quarterback Jake Stalcup threw a short pass to Rutland's Kyle Arnold in the endzone.  The South failed to convert the 2-point conversion and trailed 36-26.

Instead of getting the ball back, the North had to kick it back to the South team even though the South team had just scored a touchdown.   There is a rule in the Senior Bowl that states in the 4th quarter, if a team scores but is still trailing by double digits, it maintains possession.

South took advantage of the rule, scoring on that next possession as Hartford's Josh Claflin took it in from 6 yards out.  North's lead was now 36-32.  North would fail to score on its ensuing possession and would have to punt it back to the South.

South once again found the endzone as Stalcup passed it to Fair Haven's Dakota Huber for the eventual game winning score.

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