Bouncing back from their first loss of the season, the Hinesville Hurricanes beat the Walterboro (S.C.) Commanders, 6-3, in overtime Saturday at Long Bell Stadium.
The win gave the Hurricanes a 4-1 record in the United Spring Football League.
Offense was hard to come by as defense ruled the action. The ’Canes had a chance to get on the scoreboard in the second quarter when Chauncey Crossley made an interception, but the Hurricanes’ offense wasn’t able to punch it into the end zone. The game was scoreless at halftime.
In the third quarter, Hinesville’s Danny Wohlgemuth made another pick, but the offense gave the ball right back.
In the fourth quarter, Larry Albert recorded a sack and Chuck Crossley made an interception and returned it for 30 yards, but the ’Canes were denied again.
In overtime, the Commanders moved the ball down field but had to settle for a field goal.
The ’Canes had one last chance and had good field position after the ensuing kickoff. Wohlgemuth had a 10-yard carry, and Kendrick Badger followed with a 20-yard run. Albert picked up another 20 yards, and Chuck Crossley ran it in from 25 yards out for the game-winner.