Otter Valley football falls in D-III semifinal

FAIRFAX — Host No. 2 seed Fairfax on Saturday held off a rally by the No. 3 Otter Valley football team in a Division III semifinal and prevailed, 28-14.

The Bullets improved to 8-1 and will take on No. 1 Windsor for the D-III title on Saturday in Rutland.

The Otters completed a successful season with a 6-4 record that included a first-round playoff victory.

They also put pressure on the Bullets after Fairfax took a 21-0 lead, as the Otters scored the game’s next two touchdowns. Fairfax didn’t clinch the win until scoring late in the fourth quarter.

Fairfax took iats 21-0 lead on two Kenny Salls scoring runs and one rushing TD by Teddy Munson.

The Otters cut it to 21-7 just three seconds before halftime when quarterback Caleb Whitney tossed a TD pass to Tucker Babcock.

In the third quarter, Whitney hit Brady Diaz for another score that made it 21-14.

The Otters had a chance to stop Fairfax on a fourth-and-two play with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter. But the Bullets converted the first down, and Salls added the clinching touchdown run.

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