Reserve quarterback Mark Flounlacker threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Schwarz on the first play of overtime to lead 12th-ranked Bowie to a 7-0 Prince George's County AA League football victory over Crossland yesterday at Bowie.
The victory, which kept the Bulldogs unbeaten at 7-0, was achieved despite an impressive effort by the Crossland defense. The Cavaliers (4-3) intercepted three passes and stopped the Bulldogs on fourth down three times. Bowie could not get inside the 15 during regulation, despite beginning three second-half drives in Crossland territory.
Flounlacker entered in the fourth quarter after starter Shawn McNult injured his thigh when tackled at the end of a 22-yard run.
In overtime, each team is given the ball at the opposition 10-yard line with four downs to score. Flounlacker almost was sacked on the game-winning throw, but he broke away from a shirt tackle and hit Schwarz in the end zone.
Bowie's defense then sacked Crossland quarterback Jim Taylor twice during the Cavaliers' overtime series and foiled a fourth-down option pass by Anthony Pelt, batting the ball away in the end zone.
Crossland got 86 yards rushing from Kyle Gray and 72 from Pelt but lost three fumbles.