LISBON FALLS – Cam Graf hauled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Ryan Riordan in overtime Saturday to help second-seeded Lisbon down third-ranked Winthrop 24-16 in a Western Class C semifinal.

After Graf’s touchdown, the Ramblers failed to score on their overtime possession.

“It’s hard to see your season end with a loss,” said Ryan Conant, who rushed for a game-high 80 yards and a touchdown for Winthrop (7-3). “We had high expectations this year and not reaching them hurts.”

Lisbon (9-1) will play at top-ranked Yarmouth (10-0) in the regional final next weekend.

Winthrop lost three of its last four games.

The Ramblers trailed 16-0 at halftime and were without running back Derek Pamphrey, who suffered a left knee injury late in the second quarter.

“They put 16 points on us and we got kind of scared,” said Travis Luce, who completed 6 of 12 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown. “But we came back. We came out in the second half with fire in our eyes.”

The Ramblers were held to 64 yards in the first half but piled up 189 in the second.

Winthrop, which lost 14-6 to Lisbon in the regular-season finale, pulled within 16-8 when Conant rushed for a 5-yard touchdown with 2:23 left in the third quarter, and Luce completed a 2-point conversion pass to Joey Brennan.

The Ramblers tied it midway through the fourth when Luce threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Colby Laflamme and Conant rushed for the 2-point conversion.

“We were pleased with our adjustments and we were able to come back,” Winthrop Coach Joel Stoneton said. “We had the momentum.”

But the Ramblers never got the lead.

Conant intercepted Riordan at the Lisbon 35 with 3:50 to play, but the Ramblers turned the ball over three plays later when Zack Splude, who in the first quarter blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown, intercepted Luce.

Winthrop won the toss in overtime and elected to go on defense. The Ramblers stopped the Greyhounds twice before Riordan found Graf for a touchdown.

“I got open and got the ball, but then I slipped a little,” Graf said. “I had to dive for the end zone but it broke the plane. I couldn’t believe it when we scored.”

Added Lisbon Coach Dick Mynahan: “My emotions were all over the place.”

The Ramblers then had their turn but couldn’t convert.

On fourth down, Nick Dingley broke up a Luce pass in the end zone that was heading to Hunter Sherman.

“It’s a hard loss,” Stoneton said. “I’m extremely distraught with the loss, but we played well. It was a fantastic season.”