Prep football: Miners win OT thriller over Ponderosa (VIDEO)

Nevada Union defensive lineman Clay Renner and Brayden Dearman force a Ponderosa Bruins fumble and jump on the ball to take possession for the Miners during a fourth-quarter comeback that ended in triple overtime Friday night at Hooper Stadium.

After Friday night’s thrilling come-from-behind overtime victory, it looks like the Miners may have found their magic once again.

“They’re a dedicated group of kids. They are what NU used to be, Miner Magic,” Nevada Union football head coach Brad Sparks said after his team rallied from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit to beat league foe Ponderosa, 50-42, in triple overtime. “And the thing is, there really isn’t any magic, it’s really just all about effort and believing in each other… I’m really proud of our kids.”

The Nevada Union High School Miners came from behind to tie league foes the Ponderosa Bruins 35-35 in regulation, before beating them 50-42 in triple overtime. https://www.theunion.com/sports/prep-football-miners-win-ot-thriller-over-ponderosa/

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Prep football: Miners win OT thriller over Ponderosa (VIDEO)

Nevada Union’s Cameron Cormack carries the ball during Friday’s win in triple overtime over the Ponderosa Bruins.