The Palatine Pirates kicked off the 2012 football season with a heartbreaking defeat. In overtime, the No. 17 Pirates lost 40-37 to the No. 9 Broncos of Montini Catholic High School, the Chicago Tribune reported.
At home, the Palatine Pirates first game of the year got off to a rough start Friday night. Montini took an early three-touchdown lead but the Pirates rallied late in the second quarter to tie that game at 21 at the half.
The two teams battled it out in the second half, the game went back and fourth but neither team was able to take control of the game to secure the win. Tied 37-37, the Pirates and the Broncos went into overtime, the newspaper reported.
Palatine started with the ball but a tipped pass got intercepted by the Broncos. Montini decided to kick a field goal on the second down, winning the game 40-37.