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The instant classic concept is already a cliché. But there was nothing typical about Colerain's (Cincinnati) scintillating 35-34 Ohio Region 4 semifinal Division I overtime win over Elder (Cincinnati) on Saturday.

The difference was an extra point.

File by Michael Noyes

Alfred Ramsby, Colerain

Elder scored on the first play of overtime, but missed the extra point. Alfred Ramsby scored on the first play for Colerain, but the PAT was good and just like that Colerain prevailed.

That was ironic because Ramsby started the scoring with a 57-yard that set up a touchdown run by Jackson Sorn, giving Colerain a 7-0 lead.

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Josh Moore helped Elder close to 7-6 on an 5-yard touchdown pass to Joe Ramstetter, but the PAT missed. Elder took a 13-7 lead on a 2-yard run by Chris Schroer with 7:43 left in the half.

Colerain came right back with a 92-yard touchdown drive, capped with a 2-yard TD run by Sorn. That gave Colerain a 14-13 lead A 40-yard completion from Ramsby to Chris Davis set up the score.

Back came Elder following a fumble. Moore hit Joe Ramstetter on a beautiful 46-yard touchdown strike. That made it 20-14 at halftime.

By that time Elder already had 292 total yards and Colerain 263.

After a scoreless third quarter, Colerain took back the lead 21-20 with 9:53 to play on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Ramsby to Tre Hudson. Colerain seemed to put it away with 3: 41 left when Moore returned an interception for a touchdown and a 28-20 lead.

But Elder scored a touchdown on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Moore to Ramstetter with 19 seconds left. The two-point conversion was good, sending the game into overtime.

Colerain now plays Archbishop Moeller (9-3), a 46-20 win over Lakota East, in semifinal play next week.