Ryan DiSabato never saw his 31-yard field goal with seven seconds left sail through the uprights in the Olentangy High School football team's 24-21 victory over visiting Delaware on Friday. But somehow he knew it was good.

"I kept my head and made sure I didn't look up but just followed through," DiSabato said. "It felt good when it left my foot. It's a great win in county rivalry game."

The Braves improved to 2-0 and the Pacers fell to 1-1.

Trailing from the second quarter, Olentangy scored 11 points in the final 12 minutes. Tom Carpenter intercepted a pass by Taylor Brown pass at the Olentangy 6 and then the Braves went on a 94-yard drive on 19 plays to take a 21-14 lead. Johnson hit running back Joseph Eischenbach on a 3-yard outlet pass for a touchdown with 9:05 remaining in the
fourth quarter.

But the Pacers, who have beaten Olentangy only once - 21-7 in 2004 - in Olentangy coach Ed Terwilliger's 19-year tenure - then drove 83 yards in 11 plays and tied the game at 21 with 4:12 remaining.

Delaware had a chance to take the lead but was forced to punt with 39.6 seconds left. After getting the ball on the Delaware 36, Justin Johnson hit Justin Gingery for a 12-yard pass to set up the winning field goal.

"We just had too many mistakes," Delaware coach Mike LoParo said. "We had a touchdown pass called back because of an ineligible man downfield and two delay of game penalties that killed us. Overall I was proud of our kids. They got behind and they fought back, but we're going to have to get in there and clean up the little things."

The Pacers led 14-13 at halftime in a game that had two weather delays in the first half. The start was delayed 20 minutes, and then Olentangy scored 10 points in the opening five minutes.

Led by running back Joseph Eischenbach, the Braves drove 62 yards in four plays. Christian Eichler scored on a 16-yard run. Olentangy defensive back Ben Spragg then intercepted a pass by Taylor Wood, and after the Olentangy drive stalled at the 22, the DiSabato made a 39-yard field goal.

Delaware responded by going 80 yards on 12 plays, capped by Jacob Nichol's 1-yard run. On its next possession, Brown hit Calvin Turner for a 43-yard touchdown on third-and-10 with 7:30 left in the first half.

The Braves looked like they were going to retake the lead after a 9-yard run by Eischenbach set them up at the Delaware 1. After Eischenbach was stopped for no gain and then tackled for a 3-yard loss, DiSabato made a 22-yard field goal to cut the Pacers' lead to one point.