Rush-Henrietta Climb Back to Top Fairport in OT


Published 10/27 2013 02:11AM

Updated 10/27 2013 02:18AM

Rush-Henrietta sure can pull a rabbit out of a hat. Down 20 points in the fourth quarter, the Royal Comets stormed back to beat Fairport 33-30 in overtime in the Class AA sectional quarterfinal.

Deandre Swain scored the game-winning points on a 17-yard touchdown from Jared Gerbino. For Gerbino, he finished the afternoon with 175 yards through the air and three touchdowns on 12-of-20 passes. He also scored the game-tying touchdown with a 5-yard run with 1:03 left in regulation.

Fairport looked like a certain lock to advance after very strong play in the first three quarters of the game. The Red Raiders took advantage of R-H turnovers to take a 20-7 lead into the halftime interval. They even led 27-7 with 6:28 to go before Todd LaRocca scored twice and Gerbino's sneak sent it to OT.

(3)Rush-Henrietta will face (7)Hilton in the Class AA semifinal. The winner of that contest will see the winner of (1)Aquinas and (4)Pittsford.

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