Mater Academy stuffed a game- winning two-point attempt by host Nova to earn a Region 4-7A quarterfinal victory. The Lions will face district rival Sunset in the 7A semifinal next week at Tropical Park.
Overtime was forced by the Titans (5-6) on a 5-yard touchdown run by Anthony Sims. That was followed by Sims running in a two-point conversion. In overtime, Mater (9-1) went up 35-28 on a 3-yard run by Darius Brown. Sims answered with a 4-yard touchdown catch, but was stopped for no gain on the conversion.
Darius Brown: The Mater sophomore rushed for 126 yards with two touchdowns.
Anthony Sims: Led Nova with 224 yards on 43 carries and accounted for four touchdowns.
THEY SAID IT
"I knew I would get in [on the overtime touchdown run] because I believe in my O- line and they are my family out there." — Brown.