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Churchill outlasts Brighton behind OT touchdown run by Alsobrooks

Football   | Ben Szilagy

Churchill outlasts Brighton behind OT touchdown run by Alsobrooks

LIVONIA — Livonia Churchill scored 14 unanswered points in the second half to upset Brighton 21-14 in overtime on Saturday morning.

The Chargers (2-0) needed to drive 99-yards with under five minutes to play to tie the game, after the Bulldogs took a 14-7 lead with a 45-yard swing pass from junior Grant Dunatchik to senior Ben Finnegan.

Two facemasking penalties moved the ball to Brighton’s 48 yard line, where Churchill’s offense started to sputter. But on fourth-and-17 with 1:28 left, senior quarterback Brian Alsobrooks had a clutch connection with senior wide receiver Tim Dulin.

“We ran four verticals. I scanned to my left, then right and found my big target,” the Eastern Michigan commit said of the play.

“We knew we had to make a play, and it’s fourth quarter football. I knew Brian was going to get me the ball. We just made the play,” Dulin said.

The two completed a 48-yard passing play to tie the game at 14-14 forcing the game to go into overtime.

On the first play of overtime, Alsobrooks called hi