Yet another mistake paved the way for the Poets to tie the game for the second time. With a first down at their 13, a pass by Chris Saras, subbing for the injured Nick Brown, was picked off by Steffen Santos and run back 27 yards for a touchdown. The game didn’t start out like it would end with such dramatics. The Bulldogs scored first, marching 35 yards in 12 plays with Jon Gerhart plunging in from the 1. They turned a Poets turnover into a touchdown that made it 14-0. Whittier quarterback Josh Scurlock unleashed a 42-yard pass to Jones, who took the ball down to the Bulldogs 4. But the ball was jarred loose by Robert Jay and recovered by Brad Smith. Redlands went 96 yards in 10 plays, keyed by a 39-yard completion from Saras to Kyle Godfrey and a 28-yard run by Mikolon. The drive ended with Mikolon running it in from the 2 with 5:16 left in the half. The Bulldogs made it 17-0 on a 26-yard field goal by Conway. The Bulldogs face a big test next week when they travel to face favorite Occidental in a 7 p.m. game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Poets (2-3, 0-3) stormed back from a 17-0 deficit and the game went into overtime tied at 24-24. The Poets had the ball first and went for a first down with a fourth-and-inches at the 16 only to be stopped by the Bulldogs. That set the stage for the small, but sturdy Mikolon. He wasted no time, sprinting in on the Bulldogs’ first play from the 25 to secure the win. He ended up with 163 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries. He had 220 last week. REDLANDS – Karl Mikolon was so banged up after last week’s game at La Verne that University of Redlands coach Mike Maynard deemed him questionable this week. But Mikolon played, and played well, leading the Bulldogs to a 30-24 overtime win over Whittier in front of a homecoming crowd of 2,646 spectators at Ted Runner Stadium. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The overtime wouldn’t have been necessary had the Bulldogs not been called for 119 yards in penalties. The Poets had the same amount, but those whistled against Redlands came at more inopportune times. The Poets got a 30-yard field goal by Ben Walker with 10:35 left in the third to draw closer at 17-10. On Whittier’s next possession, Redlands was called for three penalties – one defensive holding, one roughing the passer and one pass interference. The end result was a 5-yard run by Alex Jones that tied the score for the first time at 17-17. The Bulldogs (3-2, 2-0) retaliated with a nifty 10-play drive that was capped by a 9-yard run by Mikolon, giving the, the lead again at 24-17. Despite an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that resulted in a first down for Whittier, the Bulldogs defense held.