Oct 5, 2014 1:30 AM by Ross Field
In all likelihood, San Joaquin Delta could have taken Butte into overtime Saturday. Once the Mustangs scored with four seconds remaining, they could have kicked the extra point for the tie. Instead, they went for the win.
The two-point conversion attempt failed, and Butte held on for a 35-34 victory.
Delta Head Coach Gary Barlow might have cited his defense's inability to stop the Roadrunners' run game as the main reason for the decision. Given that Butte gashed Delta for 311 yards on the ground. Of course, the Roadrunners had trouble stopping the Mustangs, too. Quarterback Arnold Kimble threw for 427 yards and three touchdowns, including a 26-yard scoring strike to Michael Seawell in the final seconds.
Barlow gambled knowing that Delta was in danger of dropping to 0-5. He made the bold call, and Butte came out on top, as the Roadrunners escape with a victory, improving to 3-2 heading into the bye week.