Chargers defeat Wildcats 33-29 in thriller

NEW LONDON — Tate Link scored his fifth touchdown of the game with 12.5 seconds left to complete a last-minute comeback in DC’s 33-29 victory at New London-Spicer Wednesday.

The Chargers  held a 26-14 lead midway through the third quarter, but the Wildcats scored two straight touchdowns to take a 29-26 lead with 5:37 left.

Things looked bleak for DC as they fumbled in their ensuing possession. However, the defense secured a huge stop with just over two minutes left on 4th-and-1 near midfield, and the Chargers were able to drive for the game-winning touchdown, getting a huge 4th-and-8 first down on a pass from Caleb Thinesen to Jackson Schrupp.

Link finished with 38 carries for 247 yards, and all five DC touchdowns. Thinesen had 50 yards rushing, and was 3-for-3 through the air.

NLS’ Mason Delzer had 152 yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns, while Bryce Christensen added two rushing TDs as well.

Check out next week’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

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