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Erickson, Redbirds rally to stun Panthers in overtime
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Photo for the Times: Christopher Heimerman Darlington quarterback Alex Erickson avoids Palmyra-Eagle defenders on his way into the end zone from 25 yards out in overtime, giving the Redbirds a 28-21 win Tuesday night.
PALMYRA - Once Alex Erickson got a pass to stick, right between the 2s worn by senior Tyler Shager, it was all but over for the Palmyra-Eagle football team Tuesday night.Shager, who wears the number 22 for Darlington, hauled in a strike from the Redbirds' junior quarterback on a deep post route for a 52-yard touchdown. That made the score in the WIAA Division 5 first-round playoff game 21-14 with 8 minutes, 21 seconds remaining and got a lot of Redbird playmakers off the hook.It also got the cool-headed Erickson rolling, and he moved his team up and down the field as the Redbirds' stole a 28-21, come-from-behind overtime victory on the Panthers' home field.