Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

September 7, 2013

Bland County falls in overtime thriller

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BASTIAN, Va. — Chase Heldreth hit six of 16 passes for 162 yards with two touchdowns and then scored Rural Retreat's overtime touchdown on a six-yard run as the Indians (1-1) defeated the Bland County Bears 34-33. Josh Copenhaver's PAT kick turned out to provide the winning margin as the Bears scored on their overtime possession as well but had the PAT kick blocked on the game's final snap.

Mason Christian scored three times for the Bears (0-2) on short-yardage runs and teammate Aaron Rose scored twice, including running the kickoff opening the third period back 74 yards help pull the Bears even after they trailed 14-7 at halftime.

At Bastian

Rural Retreat...............14   0   7    6   7  —  34

Bland County.................7   0   20  0   6  —  33


First quarter

BC - Rose 4 run (Pauley kick)

RR - Corvin 4 run (kick blocked)

RR - Heldreth 82 pass to Ball (Corvin run)

Third quarter

BC - Rose 74 kickoff return (Pauley kick)

RR - Heldreth 7 pass to Ball (Copenhaver kick)

BC - Christian 4 run (Pauley kick)

BC - Christian 4 run (kick failed)

Fourth quarter

RR - Corvin 1 run (kick failed)


RR - Heldreth 6 run (Copenhaver kick)

BC - Christian 6 run (kick blocked)