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Behold: Zephyrhills wins on PAT in OT

The best holding call Zephyrhills High coach Tom Fisher saw Friday night was the one he made himself.

Fisher changed holders for an extra-point attempt in overtime, and the switch paid dividends when Shawn Daughtery got the ball down for Tommy Hutchinson's game-winning conversion kick as the Bears beat host Central 28-27.

Hutchinson, who was 3-of-3 on extra-point kicks in regulation play, never got a chance to attempt a game-winning field goal because then-holder Donnie Pinkerton was unable to get the snap down for a 27-yard try with 3.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

In a Kansas tiebreaker overtime, Central scored first when Tellis Roundtree ran in from 3 yards out on third-and-goal. But Jay Griffiths, who also was 3-of-3 on extra-point kicks in regulation, missed his conversion attempt wide left to open the door for Hutchinson's heroics.

Zephyrhills answered in overtime with a 15-yard pass from Pinkerton to Josh Willis on the first play after an offsides call pushed the Bulldogs back 5 yards.

That's when Fisher decided to insert regular holder Daugherty, who has been out six weeks with a broken finger. The junior reserve quarterback and free safety fielded a slick, line-drive squibbler and placed it perfectly for Hutchinson, whose extra point lifted the Bulldogs to 6-2 overall. Central is 3-4.

"He came through," Fisher said of Daugherty. "He really came through."

Pinkerton finished with 236 passing yards in a touchdown trade-a-thon with the Bears. He was 17-of-29, including a 21-yard TD pass to Rick Moore that tied the game at two touchdowns apiece late in the third quarter.

Roundtree, who rushed for 139 yards, also had TD runs of 28 and 4 yards, the latter midway through the fourth quarter.

Pinkerton's 1-yard TD run with 4:31 left in regulation helped the Bulldogs pull even. The score capped a five-play, 38-yard drive that began when Zephyrhills took over because a bouncing punt hit a Central player.

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