Melee mars game

October 24, 1999

Long Reach's 21-14 overtime win at Oakland Mills was a thing of beauty yesterday. It was only after the game that things got ugly.

Long Reach quarterback Stewart Long scored on a 1-yard run on the third play of overtime to give the Lightning (5-3, 5-2 Howard County) a 21-14 lead.

After recovering a fumble on Oakland Mills' overtime possession, the Lightning players stormed the field in celebration. Several Oakland Mills players and fans raced on to the field.

For five minutes, there were more than 200 people on the field.

Howard County Police, who had called in reinforcements to restore order, escorted the visiting Long Reach players to their buses.

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