NEWMAN -- Four days and four overtimes later, the Mariposa football team headed back up the mountain with a win.
Brandon Kinalele scored on a 5-yard touchdown run on Mariposa's possession in the fourth overtime and teammate Derek Nady intercepted a pass to seal a long awaited 26-20 victory over Orestimba on Tuesday night.
"It's definitely the strangest game I've ever been a part of," said Mariposa coach Bob Kelly, whose been coaching for 20 years. "Four overtimes is one thing, four days is another. There's no way to describe a game like that. It wasn't real."
The game originally started on Friday night.
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However, with both teams tied at 14, the referees refused to continue officiating the game, unaware of the rule that all games played in the Sac-Joaquin Section are played to a conclusion with a winner and a loser.
The section allowed the two teams to resume the game on Tuesday starting in the third overtime. According to Orestimba coach Aaron Souza, the different crew of officials who showed up on Tuesday donated their time.
"It's been a hectic couple days filled with distractions," said Souza, whose team dropped to 1-2. "It's kind of strange to go through as a first-year coach. This is our rivalry week and we haven't even been able to talk about Gustine or watch film on them because we've had to worry about this.
"I'm just glad this is over."
A little more than 100 fans showed up to watch the two teams finish the game.
It was a strange sight to see the two teams come out of the locker rooms and quickly get ready to start the third overtime.
"It was weird," Kinalele said. "Playing a game on a Tuesday night. Yesterday we were sloppy at practice. Then on the bus ride over people were sleeping.
"It didn't feel like a game until we got out here."
Orestimba started the third overtime on offense and on the second play, quarterback Ravonne Pious found Raymond Pious for an 8-yard touchdown, Pious' third touchdown in the game.
Orestimba failed on the two-point conversion to keep the lead at 20-14.
Mariposa answered back on its possession three plays later when Jeremiah Baca scored on a sweep play around the right side to tie the game at 20-20.
After a timeout, Mariposa's Justin Kinalele talked Kelly into letting him kick an extra-point attempt to win the game.
"That's the last time I listen to him," Kelly joked after the kick sailed wide left.
Brandon bailed his brother out when he scored on a fourth down run from the 5-yard line in the fourth overtime.
Nady then picked off a Pious pass on third down to set off a Mariposa celebration.
"This is the longest game I'll ever play," Nady said. "But this is why we came down here."
Mariposa 06 8 0 0 06 6 -- 26
Orestimba 6 0 8 0 0060 -- 20
O -- Travis Mart 20 pass from Ravonne Pious (kick failed)
M -- Justin Kinalele 1 run (kick failed)
O -- Raymond Musquez 16 pass from Pious (Musquez pass from Pious)
M -- Wyatt Ellis 30 pass from Jared Guenthart (Brandon Kinalele run)
O -- Musquez 8 pass from Pious (pass failed)
M -- Jeremiah Baca 3 run (kick failed)
M -- Brandon Kinalele 4 run (run failed)
Records: Mariposa 1-1; Orestimba 1-2.