RUTLAND, Vt. — The Terriers season came to an end with Mount Anthony stopping a run near the goal line in the second overtime by only a few inches, giving the Patriots their first championship since 1994, handing a heartbreaking 24-17 loss to Bellows Falls. The last play of the game was so close, the referees got together and talked to make sure they had the call right before declaring the run short of the end zone.
The game was one of the most exciting games in Vermont playoff history, as it needed a second overtime to crown a champion. Mount Anthony tied the game late in the fourth quarter, then teams headed to the 10-yard line for a four play series. Jamison put Bellows Falls ahead with a 30-yard field goal, then the Patriots matched that off the foot of Luke Bleau sending it into another overtime.