Chandler Escapes, Hamilton Dominates in Open Semi-Finals

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Chandler and Hamilton will meet in the Open Division finale next week at Desert Vista high school,  but the much-anticipated Battle of Arizona rematch almost didn’t happen. 

In Saturday night’s semifinals, the Huskies blew out Salpointe Catholic 58-14, but the Wolves could not put away the pesky Lions of Liberty before pulling out an overtime 35-34 victory. The Wolves looked to be cruising in the first half, leading by a 28-7 margin after the first 30 minutes. But Liberty would storm all the way back to tie the game at 28 and force OT. Chandler would score first on an Eli Sanders TD, but the Lions would answer with a score of their own. Liberty went for the win after the score, attempting a  two point conversion. 

With the victory, the defending Open champions will take on Hamilton for the second time this season, next Saturday at Desert Vista high school, for the Open title. 



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