Father Lopez takes down Eagles in OT

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By Jenna McKenna

Bronson slid to .500 while playing their best football yet. Now 3-3, the Eagles dueled Daytona's Father Lopez to a standstill before falling 27-21 in overtime. This, against a team that clobbered them 56-12 last year.

"We grew up a little today," said Bronson head coach Al Cooksey. "With so much losing behind us, we have to build a culture where we expect to win."

As in the week before against a depleted Trenton team, the Eagles came out cold in the first half and dug themselves a 14-6 hole against the Green Wave. Returning in the second half to play the kind of football that wins games, they hustled back and briefly led 21-14 with three minutes remaining, before allowing a 60-yard scoring drive that forced the OT.

Lopez received the opening kickoff and launched a seven-minute drive that ended with Jared Cianfrocca punching over the goal line for a touchdown.

Kyle Mowen was next to score for the Green Wave in a drive that started with four offsetting penalties on the punt return. Lopez started the ball on the Bronson 30 and needed only three tries to get Mowen the last nine yards into the end zone.

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