Walk-off field goal in OT pushes South Lyon football past rivals East – Hometown Life | NutSocia

The 20-yard field goal went through the posts, and Alex Stoyanovich celebrated with as many guitar windmills as he could muster before a horde of teammates swarmed with hugs.

Parting the sea of ​​blue and yellow helmets, South Lyon coach Jeff Henson pulled the senior into a hug and excitedly began patting the 4 1/2 star kicker on his left arm.

“I told you you were doing a play tonight!” shouted the seventh year. “I told you!”

The smile.

The euphoria.

And frankly, the relief.

That overtime walk-off moment gave the Lions (7-3) a 30-27 win over rivals South Lyon East (7-3) in Friday’s Division 2 district opener.

South Lyon manager Jeff Henson hugs Alex Stoyanovich after they won a Division 2 soccer playoff game on Friday, October 28, 2022.

But more importantly, it ended what was probably the worst week in program history.

It all started seven days earlier.

The Cougars defeated South Lyon 27-21 in the regular season finale, making it only the second time in 16 attempts they had beaten the Lions. Also, the win brought them the most wins (7) in a single season since they started the sport in 2008.

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